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Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley 2024-25

 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley are Councillor Gordon France and his wife Councillor Margaret France.

Mayor & Mayoress Gordon & Margaret

Chorley's Mayor, Councillor Gordon France and Mayoress Councillor Margaret France were formally sworn in at Chorley Council's annual meeting on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Councillor France first became a councillor for Pennine ward in 2014. In 2021 when Pennine ward merged with Wheelton and Withnell he was then was elected to serve the new ward of Chorley North East.

Commenting on his appointment as Mayor, Councillor France said, "I have strong local community connections having lived in Chorley all my life and am fully committed to the borough and our residents.

"I was born in my ward in Brinscall. We have a long family history in Chorley, going back five generations with homes which have been in our family since 1873, after being built by my great grandfather.

"For most of my working life I was a floor covering estimator. I have a son and daughter and have been married to Margaret for 45 years and together we enjoy walking with our two dogs.

"The charities I will be supporting are Citizen Advice, Chorley Women's Centre and Chorley in Bloom. I am looking forward to helping the town of Chorley and its rural villages in any way I can."

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress are Councillor Alistair Morwood and Mrs Jane Morwood.



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