By election called for Chorley's Euxton North Ward

A by-election has been called following the resignation of one of the wards two Labour councillors 16 months into his 4 year term through ill health.

The retiring councillor had a majority of just 122, meaning the Conservatives need to swing just 62 votes back to the Conservatives from Labour.

Euxton North has two councillors. The Conservatives have held the Euxton North Ward before, winning a council seat in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

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