Chorley Borough Council election, 1998

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Elections to Chorley Borough 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 50.0
  Conservative 5 +2 27.8
  Liberal Democrat 3 +1 16.7
  Independent 1 +1 5.6

Ward results[edit]

Adlington[edit]

Adlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYMs. Catherine Hoyle 828 61.6
Labour Green tickYMs. June Molyneux 778
Conservative Ms. Suzan Jane Christopher 331 24.6
Conservative Robert Edward Tyler 225
Liberal Democrat Philip William Pilling 186 13.8
Labour hold Swing

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 Haughton 587 43.7
Majority 170 12.6
Turnout 1,344 33.4
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West ward[edit]

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYJohn Gerard Wilson 738 66.0
Conservative Peter Malpas 292 26.1
Liberal Democrat Ms. Mavis Porter 88 7.9
Majority 446 39.9
Turnout 1,118 21.4
Labour hold Swing +3.5

Chorley West ward[edit]

Chorley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Green tickYMs. Joyce Snape 1,407 73.1 -7.7
Labour Terry Brown 430 22.3 +3.5
Conservative Ms. Rosalie Margaret Goldsby 4.6 −3.5
Majority 973 50.5
Turnout 1,925 45.7
Independent hold Swing +3.5

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

Coppull North ward[edit]

Coppull North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Green tickYMs. Stella Marie Walsh 583 58.2 +4.3
Labour John Michael Murphy 379 37.9 −8.7
Conservative Christopher Allan Perry 39 3.9
Majority 159 15.9
Turnout 1,001 35.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing −6.5

Coppull South ward[edit]

Coppull South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Green tickYKenneth William Ball 716 66.1
Labour Charles Edward Vaughan 299 27.6
Conservative Allan McDonald 69 6.4
Majority 417 38.5
Turnout 1,084 36.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Eccleston and Heskin[edit]

Eccleston and Heskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAlan Whittaker 1,255 74.3
Conservative Ms. Joan Constance Lucas 434 25.7
Majority 821 48.6
Turnout 1,689 39.7
Labour hold Swing

Euxton North[edit]

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYDaniel Peter Gee 618 62.7
Conservative Peter Goldsworthy 310 31.5
Liberal Democrat Pauline Anne Sharp 57 5.8
Majority 308 31.3
Turnout 985 35.1
Labour hold Swing

Mawdesley[edit]

Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYFrancis Culshaw 368 72.0 +16.9
Labour Ms. Monica Mary Woodroffe 143 28.0 −16.9
Majority 225 44.0
Turnout 511 34.5
Conservative hold Swing +16.9

Whittle-le-Woods[edit]

Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYEric James Bell 735 74.6
Labour William George Bailey 172 17.5
Liberal Democrat Stephen John Fenn 78 10.2
Majority 563 57.2
Turnout 985 31.4
Conservative hold Swing

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