Chorley Borough Council election, 1998

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Elections to Chorley Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 33 -4
Liberal Democrat 7 +1
Conservative 6 +2
Independent 2 +1

Election result[edit]

Chorley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 -4 50.00
  Conservative 5 +2 27.78
  Liberal Democrat 3 +1 16.67
  Independent 1 +1 5.56

Ward results[edit]

Anderton, Heath Charnock and Rivington[edit]

Anderton, Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMary Patricia Case 452 46.5
Labour Michael Davies 432 44.5
Liberal Democrat David Porter 49 5.0
Green Matthew Hector Sims 38 3.9
Majority 20 2.1
Turnout 971 36.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Anglezarke, Heapey and Wheelton[edit]

Anglezarke, Heapey and Wheelton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMarie Elizabeth Gray 267 45.4
Liberal Democrat Janet Ross-Mills 216 36.7
Labour Michael James Downes 105 17.9
Majority 51 8.7
Turnout 588 43.2
Conservative hold Swing

Chorley East[edit]

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMelville George Coombes 548 76.1
Conservative Erik Karl Baxendale 172 23.9
Majority 376 52.2
Turnout 720 17.7
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East[edit]

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYDennis Edgerley 611 68.9
Conservative Colin Nelson Goldsby 276 31.1
Majority 335 37.8
Turnout 887 21.2
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North West[edit]

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYRobert John Collinson 927 49.7
Labour Laura Jane Lennox 710 38.0
Liberal Democrat Linda Norman 229 12.3
Majority 217 11.6
Turnout 1,866
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South East[edit]

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMargaret May Lees 757 56.3
Conservative Mrs. Patrica Mary Houghton 587 43.7
Majority 170 12.6
Turnout 1,344 33.4
Labour hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods East[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Green tickYSimon Nicholas Jones 638 40.2
Conservative Alan Cullens 558 35.2
Labour Edward Anthony Murphy 391 24.6
Majority 80 5.0
Turnout 1,587 21.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMrs. Ann Bland 527 40.4
Conservative John Philip Walker 418 32.0
Liberal Democrat Gail Patricia Ormston 361 27.6
Majority 166 11.8
Turnout 1,306 41.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

Preceded by
Chorley Council election, 1996
Chorley local elections Succeeded by
Chorley Council election, 1999