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
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:
- Adlington & Anderton
- Astley & Buckshaw
- Brindle and Hoghton
- Chisnall (Charnock Richard, Heskin and Coppull West)
- Chorley East
- Chorley North East
- Chorley North West
- Chorley South East
- Chorley South West
- Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods
- Clayton-le-Woods North
- Clayton-le-Woods West & Cuerden
- Eccleston & Mawdesley
- Euxton North
- Euxton South
- Heath Charnock & Rivington
- Lostock (Bretherton, Croston, & Ulnes Walton)
- Pennine (Heapey & Anglezarke)
- Wheelton & Withnell
Towns, villages and hills in the Borough of Chorley
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.