2012 Chorley Borough Council election

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Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 3 May 2012. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party won majority control from the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition. Labour gaining control of this council was notable as David Cameron visited the town in 2006 when the Conservative Party gained control saying "this is the beginning."[1] Nick Robinson of the BBC asked on the election coverage, "then what is it now?"

Council make-up[edit]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party political make-up of Chorley Council
   Party Seats Current Council (2012)
2010 2011 2012
  Labour 15 20 24                                                                                              
  Conservative 27 23 20                                                                                              
  Independent 2 2 2                                                                                              
  Lib Dems 3 2 1                                                                                              

Election result[edit]

Chorley Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 4 0 +4 68.8 53.4 14,194 +3.4
  Conservative 4 0 3 −3 25.0 32.1 8,531 −5.9
  Independent 1 0 0 0 6.3 7.2 1,906 +5.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 1,088 +0.1
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 −1 0 2.1 555 −3.9
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 293 +1.1

Results map[edit]

2012 results
Previous 2008 results

Wards[edit]

Adlington and Anderton[edit]

Adlington and Anderton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYPeter Wilson 1,290
Labour Green tickYGraham Dunn 1,241
Conservative Mike Devaney 580
Conservative Elliot Matthews 473
UKIP Hayden Clewlow 340
Turnout 3,924
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brindle and Hoghton ward[edit]

Brindle and Hoghton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYDavid Dickinson 430 63.7 −17.9
Labour Chris Caton 244 36.3 +17.9
Majority 186 27.6
Turnout 674 39.2
Conservative hold Swing −17.9

Chorley East ward[edit]

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYJulia Berry 1,151 74.4 −2.0
Conservative Simon Parkinson 253 16.5 +1
Green Alan Leach 144 9.3 N/A
Majority 898 58.0 −2.0
Turnout 1,548 31.9
Labour hold Swing −1.0

Chorley North East ward[edit]

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAdrian Lowe 1,068 63.9 −2.0
Conservative Sandra Mercer 311 18.6 −15.0
UKIP Tommy Shorrock 223 13.3 N/A
Green Stephen Cross 69 4.1 N/A
Majority 757 45.3 +13
Turnout 1,671 33.4
Labour hold Swing +7

Chorley North West ward[edit]

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Green tickYJoyce Snape 1,755 72 −11.0
Labour Geoffrey O'Donoghue 476 19 +19
Conservative David Metcalfe 218 9 −3.0
Majority 1279 52
Turnout 2,449 51.9
Independent hold Swing −15.0

N.B. Percentage change is taken from when a Snape last faced the electorate.

Chorley South East ward[edit]

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYAlistair Ward Bradley 1,079 59.4 +8
Conservative Samuel Andrew Chapman 505 27.8 −6
Independent Glynn Hughes 151 8.3 N/A
Green Alistair James Straw 80 4.4 N/A
Majority 574 31.6 +14
Turnout 1,815 36.2
Labour hold Swing +7

Chorley South West ward[edit]

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAnthony Gee 1,087 70.2 +13
Conservative Terry Cook 462 29.8 +5
Majority 625 40.3 +8
Turnout 1,549 26.7
Labour hold Swing +4

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

Clayton le Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYJohn Walker 1,220 58.6 +10
Labour Frances Maguire 861 41.4 +8
Majority 359 17.3
Turnout 2,081 34.5
Conservative hold Swing +1

Clayton-le-Woods North ward[edit]

Clayton le Woods North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYJean Cronshaw 1,000 58.4 +13
Conservative Alan Cullens 711 41.6 +6
Majority 289 17 +8
Turnout 1,711 33.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4

Coppull ward[edit]

Coppull
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYRobert Finnamore 1,017 57.3 +2
Liberal Democrat Stella Walsh 555 31.3 −2.0
Conservative Peter Malpas 201 11.3 −1
Majority 462 26.1 +4
Turnout 1,773 36.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +2

Eccleston and Mawdesley ward[edit]

Eccleston and Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYHenry Caunce 1,009 46.6 −10.1
Labour Stanley Joseph Ely 914 42.2 −0.1
UKIP Robert Keane 241 11.1 N/A
Majority 95 4.4 −10.0
Turnout 2,164 45.0
Conservative hold Swing −5

Euxton North ward[edit]

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYDaniel Gee 847 53.8 +7
Conservative Debra Platt 549 34.9 −12
UKIP Jeffrey Flinders Mallinson 179 11.4 N/A
Majority 298 18.9 +26
Turnout 1,575 45.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10

Heath Charnock and Rivington ward[edit]

Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYKim Snape 475 55.4 +27
Conservative Barbara Catterall 278 32.4 −40.0
UKIP Nigel Cecil 105 12.2 N/A
Majority 197 23.0 +68
Turnout 858 48.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +34

Lostock ward[edit]

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYJohn Dalton 708 56.0 +13
Labour Alan Whittaker 556 44.0 +24
Majority 152 12.0 +6
Turnout 1,264 37.4
Conservative hold Swing −6.0

Wheelton and Withnell ward[edit]

Wheelton and Withnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYChristopher France 888 58.8 +12.0
Conservative David Morgan 623 41.2 −12.0
Majority 265 17.5 +24
Turnout 1,511 47.2
Labour hold Swing +12.0

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