In the local elections to choose which Party runs Lancashire County Council, the Conservatives retained three Divisions and lost three.
- MARK PERKS retained his seat in Chorley North with 2,133 votes
- MIKE DEVANEY also held Chorley Rural North with 1,525 votes
- KEITH IDDON won his Chorley Rural West division with 1,876 votes
The three divsions with the lowest majorities lost their seats. Two included SAM CHAPMAN for Chorley South with 765 votes and PETER MALPAS in Chorley West with 1,611 votes, whereas DAVID MORAN was unsuccessful in retaining Chorley Rural East in succession of Cty Councillor Pat Case who has chosen to retire. David had 1,696 votes.
The Conservatives also contested Chorley East where ALISON HANSFORD had 476 votes set against a strong Labour challenge.
Parliamentary Candidate Rob Loughenbury added "Many congratulations to Mark, Mike and Keith for their well deserved and hard won success. Of course, it is very sad that some of the most dedicated and talented Conservative councillors in Lancashire did not make it on this occasion. Every one of our candidates fought a strong campaign and are a credit to our Party.
Local Conservatives will respond to these elections by getting back on the doorstep and working with local people on the issues that matter most to them. All of the results, the good and the not so good, are a platform for us to recommit ourselves to listening, working and helping people."