1999 Chorley Borough Council election

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Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 6 May 1999. 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 31 −2
Conservative 9 +3
Liberal Democrat 6 0
Independent 2 −1

Election result[edit]

Chorley Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 0 3 −3 62.5 48.3 8,722
  Conservative 3 3 0 +3 18.8 31.5 5,693
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 1 0 18.8 19.1 3,446
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 145 N/A
  Independent 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.3 54

Ward results[edit]

Adlington[edit]

Adlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYFlorence Molyneux 698 71.9
Liberal Democrats Raymond Ormston 273 28.1
Majority 425 43.8
Turnout 971 22.5
Labour hold Swing

Chorley East[edit]

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYBarry Hodson 627 75.5
Conservative Erik Karl Baxendale 204 24.5
Majority 423 50.9
Turnout 831 20.3
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East[edit]

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAdrian Lowe 610 66.7
Conservative Colin Nelson Goldsby 224 24.5
Liberal Democrats Glenda Charlesworth 81 8.9
Majority 386 42.2
Turnout 915 21.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South East[edit]

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAnthony Stephen Holgate 646 59.8
Conservative Robert Tyler 355 32.9
Liberal Democrats David Porter 79 7.3
Majority 291 26.9
Turnout 1,080 26.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West[edit]

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYThomas McGowan 776 74.3
Conservative Peter Malpas 268 25.7
Majority 508 48.7
Turnout 1,044 19.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley West[edit]

Chorley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAnthony Gee 720 62.6
Conservative Ms. Rosalie Margaret Goldsby 257 22.3
Liberal Democrats Mavis Porter 173 15.0
Majority 463 40.3
Turnout 1,150 27.7
Labour hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods East[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Green tickYSimon Nicholas Jones 1,010 47.9
Conservative Roger Livesey 696 33.0
Labour Jean Cronshaw 402 19.1
Majority 314 14.9
Turnout 2,108 27.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden[edit]

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYLesley Brownlee 528 46.3 +6.3
Conservative John Philip Walker 419 36.8 +14.1
Liberal Democrats Gail Patricia Ormston 193 16.9 −20.4
Majority 109 9.6
Turnout 1,140 36.0
Labour hold Swing

Coppull North[edit]

Coppull North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Green tickYPatricia Cuerden 533 60.7 +27.4
Labour John Murphy 345 39.3 −20.0
Majority 188 21.4
Turnout 878 31.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +23.7

Coppull South[edit]

Coppull South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Green tickYDerek Holland 764 70.7 +19.6
Labour Ms. Hilary Thompson 262 24.3 −18.5
Independent Christopher McMullan 54 5.0 N/A
Majority 502 46.5
Turnout 1,080 36.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +19.1

Eccleston and Heskin ward[edit]

Eccleston and Heskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Titherington 946 59.8 −2.9
Conservative Brian Twist 636 40.2 +8.7
Majority 310 19.6
Turnout 1,582 37.0
Labour hold Swing −5.8

Euxton North[edit]

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYThomas Gray 503 55.4 −3.7
Conservative Peter Goldsworthy 359 39.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Ms. Pauline Sharp 46 5.1 −4.9
Majority 144 15.9
Turnout 908 30.8
Labour hold Swing

Euxton South[edit]

Euxton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYGeoffrey Russell 508 45.9 +13.5
Labour John Cocking 497 44.9 −13.1
Liberal Democrats Ms. Linda Norman 101 9.1 −0.5
Majority 11 1.0
Turnout 1,106 33.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.3

Lostock ward[edit]

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYMs. Helen Sutton 590 54.0 +22.4
Labour James Freeman 304 27.8 −9.8
Independent Labour David Heyes 145 13.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats William Mellor 53 4.9 −0.5
Majority 286 26.2
Turnout 1,092 33.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.3

Whittle-le-Woods[edit]

Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYMargaret Ward 622 60.7 +23.2
Labour Steven Turner 263 25.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stuart Harding 140 13.7 −24.4
Majority 359 35.0
Turnout 1,025 31.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +23.8

Withnell[edit]

Withnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYMs. Kerry Jones 595 51.7 −0.4
Conservative Ms. Iris Elaine Smith 555 48.3 +12.4
Majority 40 3.5
Turnout 1,150 40.3
Labour hold Swing −6.4

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