Lancashire County Council Elections 2013: Chorley

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Lancashire County Council’s elections take place every four years.

This year, people will go to the polls on May 2, with results announced the following day.

On average, around 71 per cent of your overall council tax bill goes to the county council.

The authority has an annual budget of around £753m, which is used to deliver a range of services including maintaining 4,352 miles of road, disposing of more than 600,000 tonnes of waste, running schools, and supporting vulnerable children and older people.

All 84 divisions of the council will be contested on May 2.

At the moment, the council has 51 Conservative councillors, 17 Labour, nine Liberal Democrats, three Independents, two from the Green Party, one from the BNP, and one from the Idle Toad Party.

Below is a breakdown of all the candidates and results for Chorley.

CHORLEY SOUTH DIVISION

Bev Murray - Labour Party - 1716

Sam Chapman - Conservative Party - 768

Nigel Anthony Cecil - UK Independence Party - 596

Alistair Straw - Green Party - 98

David Porter - Liberal Democrats - 84

CHORLEY RURAL WEST

Keith Iddon - Conservative Party - 1876

Stan Ely - Labour Party - 1438

Robert Keane - UK Independence Party - 733

CHORLEY RURAL NORTH

Mike Devaney - Conservative Party - 1525

Yvonne Hargreaves - Labour Party - 1402

Ray McGrady - UK Independence Party - 642

Stephen John Fenn - Liberal Democrats - 140

CHORLEY RURAL EAST

Kim Snape - Labour - 2252

David John Moran - Conservative Party - 1696

Hayden Clewlow - UK Independence Party - 867

CHORLEY NORTH

Mark Perks - Conservative Party - 2133

Geoffrey O’Donoghue - Labour Party - 1949

Jeffrey Flinders Mallinson - UK Independence Party - 823

CHORLEY EAST

Terry Brown - Labour Party - 1784

Thomas Shorrock - UK Independence Party - 657

Alison Marie Hansford - Conservative Party - 476

Stephen James Cross - Green Party - 91

CHORLEY WEST

Steve Holgate - Labour Party - 2220

Peter Malpas - Conservative Party - 1611

Stuart Rickaby - UK Independence Party - 936

Full candidate information for all areas of Lancashire can be found here on our special interactive map. All results will be added to these pages on Friday 3 May 2013.