Chorley Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Chorley Council were held on 2 May 2002. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by one. The council stayed under no overall control.

After the election the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 22 −2
Conservative 16 +1
Liberal Democrat 6 −1
Independent 3 +1

Election result[edit]

Chorley Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 −2 46.8 45.1 48,637
  Conservative 16 +1 34.0 34.2 36,881
  Liberal Democrat 6 −1 12.8 13.3 14,309
  Independent 3 +1 6.4 7.1 7,619
  UKIP 0 0 0.0 0.4 401

Ward results[edit]

Adlington and Anderton[edit]

Adlington and Anderton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYCatherine Hoyle 1,887 21.6
Labour Green tickYMichael Davies 1,580 18.1
Labour Green tickYFlorence Molyneux 1,413 16.2
Conservative Ivy Leigh 1,027 11.8
Conservative Betty Lawson 1,020 11.7
Conservative William Lawson 1,014 11.6
Liberal Democrat Philip Pilling 795 9.1
Turnout

Astley and Buckshaw[edit]

Astley and Buckshaw (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYLaura Lennox 875 27.2
Conservative Green tickYMark Perks 851 26.5
Conservative Patricia Haughton 834 25.9
Labour Margaret Fielden 656 20.4
Turnout

Brindle and Hoghton[edit]

Brindle and Hoghton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYDavid Dickinson 823 69.5
Liberal Democrat Stephen Charlesworth 182 15.4
Labour Beverley Gore 175 15.1
Majority 641 54.1
Turnout 1,184

Chisnall[edit]

Chisnall (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYHarold Heaton 1,028 26.6
Conservative Green tickYEdward Smith 699 18.1
Labour Jon Davies 594 15.3
Labour Margaret Lees 516 13.3
Independent Alan Cornwell 410 10.6
Liberal Democrat Glyn Jones 379 9.8
Liberal Democrat Linda Eubank 246 6.4
Turnout

Chorley East[edit]

Chorley East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYRaymond Parr 1,658 24.9
Labour Green tickYPatricia Wilson 1,651 24.7
Labour Green tickYTerence Brown 1,536 23.0
Independent Melville Coombes 711 10.7
Conservative Jacqueline Bettney 596 8.9
Liberal Democrat Jean Mellor 521 7.8
Turnout

Chorley North East[edit]

Chorley North East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYDennis Edgerley 1,624 23.1
Labour Green tickYAdrian Lowe 1,505 21.4
Labour Green tickYKeith Lowe 1,419 20.2
Conservative James Fleming 795 11.3
Conservative Elvi Livesey 683 9.7
Liberal Democrat Eileen Smith 640 8.7
UKIP John Graeme Frost 401 5.7
Turnout

Chorley North West[edit]

Chorley North West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Green tickYRalph Snape 2,973 31.8
Independent Green tickYJoyce Snape 2,612 27.9
Labour Green tickYRobert Crabtree 1,161 12.4
Conservative Peter Malpas 1,011 10.8
Liberal Democrat Linda Norman 669 7.1
Conservative Peter Higham 491 5.2
Conservative Elsie Perks 449 4.8
Turnout

Chorley South East[edit]

Chorley South East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYThomas McGowan 1,508 20.5
Labour Green tickYAnthony Holgate 1,377 18.7
Labour Green tickYChristopher Snow 1,282 17.4
Conservative Geoffrey Goodspeed 959 13.0
Conservative Sheila Marsden 931 12.7
Conservative Barbara Higham 788 10.7
Liberal Democrat David Porter 510 6.9
Turnout

Chorley South West[edit]

Chorley South West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYRoy Lees 1,522 26.4
Labour Green tickYAnthony Gee 1,498 26.0
Labour Green tickYJohn Wilson 1,457 25.3
Conservative Dorothy Livesey 657 11.4
Conservative Kevan Haughton 632 11.9
Turnout

Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYJames Bell 1,816 20.7
Conservative Green tickYJohn Walker 1,466 16.7
Conservative Green tickYNigel Baxter 1,418 16.2
Labour Sharon Gray 905 10.3
Liberal Democrat Glenda Charlesworth 869 9.9
Liberal Democrat Stuart Harding 861 9.8
Labour Darren Woodruff 772 8.8
Labour George Harvey 673 7.7
Turnout

Clayton-le-Woods North[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Green tickYPeter Buckley 909 11.9
Liberal Democrat Green tickYStephen J. Fenn 890 11.7
Liberal Democrat Green tickYWilliam Mellor 875 11.5
Conservative Roger Livesey 871 11.4
Conservative Alan Cullens 869 11.4
Labour Jean Cronshaw 861 11.3
Conservative Magdalene Cullens 853 11.2
Labour James Freeman 795 10.4
Labour Anthony Holden 700 9.2
Turnout

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYLesley Brownlee 916 24.5
Conservative Green tickYThomas Bedford 827 22.1
Conservative Samuel Chapman 790 21.1
Labour Edward Murphy 749 20.0
Liberal Democrat Gail Ormston 457 12.2
Turnout

Coppull[edit]

Coppull (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Green tickYKenneth Ball 1,570 18.8
Liberal Democrat Green tickYStella Walsh 1,503 18.0
Liberal Democrat Green tickYPatricia Cuerden 1,373 16.5
Labour Andrew Birchall 1,313 15.7
Labour John Murphy 1,294 15.5
Labour Peter Maddock 1,290 15.5
Turnout

Eccleston-Mawdesley[edit]

Eccleston-Mawdesley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYAlan Whittaker 1,798 21.0
Conservative Green tickYMichael Iddon 1,455 17.0
Conservative Green tickYFrancis Culshaw 1,429 16.7
Labour Thomas Titherington 1,400 16.4
Conservative Brian Twist 1,325 15.5
Labour Edward Forshaw 1,150 13.4
Turnout

Euxton North[edit]

Euxton North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYThomas Gray 1,086 28.2
Labour Green tickYDaniel Gee 989 25.7
Conservative Rosemary Russell 773 20.1
Conservative Gordon Mitchell 769 20.0
Liberal Democrat Mary Buckley 234 6.1
Turnout

Euxton South[edit]

Euxton South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYGeoffrey Russell 1,053 26.9
Conservative Green tickYPeter Goldsworthy 1,036 25.5
Labour Mary Gray 965 24.7
Labour Marion Lowe 855 21.9
Turnout

Heath Carnock and Rivington[edit]

Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMary Case 732 64.3
Labour June Molyneaux 407 35.7
Majority 325 28.5
Turnout 1,139

Lostock[edit]

Lostock (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Green tickYMargaret Iddon 913 24.4
Conservative Green tickYDoreen Dickinson 894 23.9
Labour David Massam 836 22.3
Conservative George Rigby 691 18.5
Labour David Lloyd 409 10.9
Turnout

Pennine[edit]

Pennine
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMarie Gray 645 55.0
Liberal Democrat Janet Ross-Mills 350 29.8
Labour Peter Wilson 178 15.2
Majority 295 25.2
Turnout 1,173

Wheelton and Withnell[edit]

Wheelton and Withnell (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYIris Smith 1,137 30.1
Labour Green tickYChristopher Howard 884 23.4
Conservative Simon Parkinson 746 19.7
Labour Paul Lowe 514 13.6
Liberal Democrat Shelagh Graham 502 13.3
Turnout

References[edit]

Preceded by
Chorley Council election, 2000
Chorley local elections Succeeded by
Chorley Council election, 2003