Borough of Chorley
|Borough of Chorley|
Shown within Lancashire and England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Founded||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Chorley Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Lindsay Hoyle (L)|
|• Total||78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)|
|Population (mid-2014 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 208th|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (550/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|Postcode areas||PR6–PR7-PR25, BL6|
|Area code(s)||01257 , 01772|
|OS grid reference||SD5817|
93.6% White British|
The Borough of Chorley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the Borough at the 2011 census was 104,155. It is named after its largest settlement, the town of Chorley.
The present non-metropolitan 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.
- Astley Village
- Charnock Richard
- Heath Charnock
- Ulnes Walton
Chorley Council is made up of forty-seven councillors, representing the following twenty electoral wards:
- Adlington & Anderton
- Astley & Buckshaw
- Brindle and Hoghton
- Chisnall (covering Charnock Richard, Heskin and Coppull West)
- Chorley East
- Chorley North East
- Chorley North West
- Chorley South East
- Chorley South West
- Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods
- Clayton-le-Woods North
- Clayton-le-Woods West & Cuerden
- Eccleston & Mawdesley
- Euxton North
- Euxton South
- Heath Charnock & Rivington
- Lostock (covering Bretherton, Croston, & Ulnes Walton)
- Pennine (covering Heapey & Anglezarke)
- Wheelton & Withnell
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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