The town is part of Withington Constituency, and our MP is Jeff Smith, who holds the position of Labour Whip.
Chorlton is made up of two wards: Chorlton, and Chorlton Park, each having three councillors, all of whom are currently from the Labour Party.
Local Councillors serve for four years and must then be re-elected in the local elections which are usually held on the first Thursday in May. One councillor comes up for election in each of three years, and then all three councillors stand for election in the fourth year. You can find more information about local electionds here.