Chorley (borough)

Chorley (borough)

Coordinates: 53°39′11″N 2°37′55″W / 53.653°N 2.632°W / 53.653; -2.632

Borough of Chorley
—  Borough  —
Shown within Lancashire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Founded 1 April 1974
Admin. HQ Chorley
 - Type Chorley Borough Council
 - Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 - Executive: Conservative / Liberal Democrat
 - MPs: Lindsay Hoyle (L)
 - Total 78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)
Area rank 165th
Population (2010 est.)
 - Total 105,400
 - Rank Ranked 214th
 - Density 1,346.1/sq mi (519.7/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode areas PR6–PR7, BL6
Area code(s) 01257
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 30UE
OS grid reference SD5817
Ethnicity 96.5% White
1.6% S.Asian[1]

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:[2][3]

  1. Adlington & Anderton
  2. Astley & Buckshaw
  3. Brindle and Hoghton
  4. Chisnall (Charnock Richard)
  5. Chorley East
  6. Chorley North East
  7. Chorley North West
  8. Chorley South East
  9. Chorley South West
  10. Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods
  11. Clayton-le-Woods North
  12. Clayton-le-Woods West & Cuerden
  13. Coppull
  14. Eccleston & Mawdesley
  15. Euxton North
  16. Euxton South
  17. Heath Charnock & Rivington
  18. Lostock (Bretherton, Croston, & Ulnes Walton)
  19. Pennine (Heapey & Anglezarke)
  20. Wheelton & Withnell

Parliamentary constituency

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.

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