Kim Snape

Labour & Co-operative County Councillor for Chorley Rural East &
Borough Cllr for Heath Charnock & Rivington


This page provides useful links to groups and bodies associated with the Labour Party, as well as links to bodies closely associated to Chorley. 

There are many bodies, groups and organisations linked to the Labour Party.

The Labour Party


All the in's and out's of the Labour Party; learn more about latest news, policies and becoming a member.To find out more about what Labour is doing in the devolved bodies of the United Kingdom, please use the following links below.

Labour in Scotland

Labour in Wales

Chorley Labour Party has always had strong support from the people of Chorley. We have various elected representatives campaigning for a better and more prosperous town.

Chorley Labour Links:

Lindsay Hoyle - Member of Parliament for Chorley

Clayton and Whittle Labour Party

Adlington Labour Party

Chorley Local Media Links:

Chorley Guardian

Chorley Citizen

BBC in Lancashire

Chorley FM

 Local Government Links:

Chorley Council

Contains town profile, council services, local news, councillors and documents, including local plans. There are also online services and contacts.

Lancashire County Council

Detailed information about the council and its services for residents, tourists and businesses. Lists press releases, contact details and external sites.


 Directgov homepage - UK public services all in one place. The website of the UK government.

The European Parliamentary Labour Party

Labour has 13 MEPs working for you in the European Parliament. The European Parliamentary Labour Party brings together your Labour MEPs making them a strong voice for Britain in Europe.

North West MEPs

Arlene McCarthey
Brian Simpson

Young Labour

Young Labour is the active, campaigning youth section of the Labour Party for all members under 27.

Labour Students 


Labour Students is the student wing of the Labour Party and is home for all students in further and higher education in the UK.

Local Labour Student Groups:

Preston Labour Students

Manchester Labour Students


Affiliated Socialist Societies


The Co-operative Party


The Co-operative Party is part of the global co-operative movement. Over 800 million people are members of co-operatives worldwide, and the UN estimates that the livelihood of three billion people is made more secure by co-operatives.

The Christian Socialist Movement

The Christian Socialist Movement is a movement of Christians active in politics to secure change for the common good.

 The Jewish Labour Movement

The Jewish Labour movement is a movement of Jewish people active in politics to secure change for the common good.

The Fabian Society

The Fabian Society is the UK's only membership based left of centre think tank. Providing an arena for open-minded debate, the Society's programme aims to explore the political ideas and the policy reforms which will define progressive politics in the future.


Progress is the independent organisation for Labour party members and trade unionists. They seek to promote open debate and discussion of progressive ideas and policies.

LGBT Labour

Making the link between the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement and the Labour movement.

Scientists For Labour

An organisation open to members or supporters of the Labour Party who are interested or involved in UK science and technology.

Socialist Educational Alliance

The S.E.A. is an independent socialist educational organisation, affiliated to the Labour Party.

Socialist Environment and Resources Association

SERA is the only environmental Organisation that is affiliated to the Labour Party. From this unique position, we are able to campaign for social justice and environmental justice, and better emphasise the links between the two. SERA has members throughout the country, including MPs, MSPs, MEPs and local and district councillors. We provide our members with information to enable them to campaign on “green” issues from a “red” perspective, and we use our highly skilled and informed resources to inform government, and campaign for better environmental policy.

Socialist Health Association

The Socialist Health Association promotes health and well-being and the eradication of inequalities, in the UK and worldwide, through the application of socialist principles to society and government. Our members believe that these objectives can best be achieved through collective rather than individual action.

Affiliated Trade Unions

TULO (The Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation) is the umbrella organisation that coordinates the activities of the 15 trade unions who affiliate to the Labour party. The individual links to those Unions are below.

ASLEF - Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers - (railways – drivers, operational supervisors and staff)

BECTU - Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union - (broadcasting, film, video, theatre, cinema and related sectors)

BFAWU - Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union - (food)

COMMUNITY - (industries in and around steel, metal and textile communities)

CWU - Communication Workers Union - (post and telecommunications)

GMB - Britain’s General Union - (general workers in public and private sectors)

MU - Musicians Union - (performers, writers and teachers in the music industry)

NACODS - National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers - (mining)

NUM - National Union of Mineworkers - (mining)

TSSA - Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association - (railways, London Underground, travel, haulage, shipping)

UCATT - Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians - (construction and building)

UNISON - The Public Service Union - (for all those providing services to the public whether employed in the public, private or voluntary sectors)

UNITE - (general workers in public and private sectors)

UNITY - (ceramics industry)

USDAW - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied USDAW Workers - (retail, distributive and related industries)

GFTU – GFTU is the federation for specialist unions and its members include BECTU, BFAWU, COMMUNITY, MU, NACODS & UNITY.

Other Organisations

There are many organisations that have close links to Chorley or campaigns that we support.

Fair Trade

Home of the Fairtrade Mark, the only independent guarantee of a better deal for Third World producers.

Sure Start

Sure Start is the government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. We bring together, early education, childcare, health and family support.

Make Poverty History

Join the campaign to Make Poverty History and support an end to extreme poverty.