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
Mark Perks - Conservative Party - 2133
Geoffrey O’Donoghue - Labour Party - 1949
Jeffrey Flinders Mallinson - UK Independence Party - 823
Terry Brown - Labour Party - 1784
Thomas Shorrock - UK Independence Party - 657
Alison Marie Hansford - Conservative Party - 476
Stephen James Cross - Green Party - 91
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.