Becoming a councillor

We're always looking for talented local people interested in helping the community and becoming an elected Councillor on our local councils.

In 2020, every Councillor role is being contested as Chorley Borough Council forms a new 42-strong council based of 14 new ward boundaries. 

And next year we'll also be selecting 8 candidates for Chorley's Lancashire County Council divisions with elections being held on 6 May 2021. Applicants can also apply for any other division across the County.

  • Want to help your local community?

  • A campaigner on issues of concern?

  • Become a member of the Conservative Party?

  • Join as a team player in all our campaigning, social and fund raising activities?

  • 18 or over one month before polling day?

Just fill in the online survey at the bottom of this page or apply straight away, and we will be in touch.

Interested in become a Conservative Councillor?  Please download an Application Form below and post to CCA, 1 West Bank, Chorley PR7 1JF or email it to

Councillors can receive an allowance so that they are not disadvantaged through work commitments through the Chorley Council Member Allowance Scheme August 2017 and Lancashire County Council schemes.


Chorley Council elections 2020

First cycle of elections to be based on new Ward boundaries, with three councillors in each ward, and all councillor vacancies being contested to form a new council. 

New Wards with their names are:

Adlington & Anderton

Chorley South West

Buckshaw & Whittle 

Clayton East, Brindle & Hoghton

Chorley East

Clayton West & Cuerden

Chorley North & Astley


Chorley North East

Croston, Mawdesley & Euxton South *

Chorley North West

Eccleston, Heskin & Charnock Richard *

Chorley South East & Heath Charnock


* selected in collaboration with South Ribble Conservatives

42 Councillors across 14 new Council Wards.

Lancashire County Council elections 2021

Chorley Central  Chorley South
Chorley Rural East Clayton with Whittle
Chorley Rural West Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley
Chorley North Hoghton with Wheelton



The first step is to apply to join our approved list of candidates. Once on our list, you're able to apply for each of our Council borough wards or county divisions as we advertise them.

Once complete, please return to us by email, or post to CCA, 1West Bank Chorley PR7 1JF


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See Also

Join Chorley Conservatives

Being a member of Chorley Conservatives means that you have joined the most open and democratic political party in Britain. After the first three months of your membership, you will be entitled to a vote in Party ballots. You will also have a chance to influence Party policy by letting us know your views.

Where you live

Here we've three sections, Chorley's new Borouh Council Wards from May 2020, Lancashire County Council, and the Lancashire Police Force area. 

Interest in becoming a Conservative Councillor

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