Borough of Chorley

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This article is about the local government district formed in 1974. For the borough between 1881 and 1974, see Chorley.

Coordinates: 53°39′11″N 2°37′55″W / 53.653°N 2.632°W / 53.653; -2.632

Borough of Chorley
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Founded 1 April 1974
Admin. HQ Chorley
 • Type Chorley Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Labour
 • MPs: Lindsay Hoyle (L)
 • Total 78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)
Area rank 165th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 107,600
 • Rank Ranked 215th
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode areas PR6–PR7, BL6
Area code(s) 01257
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 30UE (ONS)
E07000118 (GSS)
OS grid reference SD5817
Ethnicity 96.5% White
1.6% S.Asian[1]

The Borough of Chorley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. It is named after its largest settlement, the town of Chorley.


The present Borough of Chorley was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the then existing municipal borough of Chorley with the urban districts of Adlington and Withnell, and Chorley Rural District.


With exception of the town of Chorley, which remains an unparished area, the borough has twenty-three civil parishes: Adlington, Anderton, Anglezarke, Astley Village, Bretherton, Brindle, Charnock Richard, Clayton-le-Woods, Coppull, Croston, Cuerden, Eccleston, Euxton, Heapey, Heath Charnock, Heskin, Hoghton, Mawdesley, Rivington, Ulnes Walton, Wheelton, Whittle-le-Woods, and Withnell.


Chorley Council is made up of forty-seven councillors, representing the following twenty electoral wards:[2][3]

  1. Adlington & Anderton
  2. Astley & Buckshaw
  3. Brindle and Hoghton
  4. Chisnall (Charnock Richard, Heskin and Coppull West)
  5. Chorley East
  6. Chorley North East
  7. Chorley North West
  8. Chorley South East
  9. Chorley South West
  10. Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods
  11. Clayton-le-Woods North
  12. Clayton-le-Woods West & Cuerden
  13. Coppull
  14. Eccleston & Mawdesley
  15. Euxton North
  16. Euxton South
  17. Heath Charnock & Rivington
  18. Lostock (Bretherton, Croston, & Ulnes Walton)
  19. Pennine (Heapey & Anglezarke)
  20. Wheelton & Withnell


Parliamentary constituency[edit]

The Chorley Parliament constituency is a constituency in the House of Commons, and until recently it was coterminous with the borough. Through boundary changes, Croston, Eccleston, Bretherton and Mawdesley were transferred to the South Ribble constituency. The current Member of Parliament for Chorley is Lindsay Hoyle, who was first elected to the seat in 1997.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Chorley (Local Authority)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  2. ^ Your Councillors by Ward. Chorley Council. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  3. ^ Chorley Lower-Layer Super Output Areas. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 27 June 2010.