West Lancashire

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Coordinates: 53°33′43″N 2°49′37″W / 53.562°N 2.827°W / 53.562; -2.827

Borough of West Lancashire
Borough
Official logo of Borough of West Lancashire
Arms of West Lancashire Borough Council
Shown within non-metropolitan Lancashire
Shown within non-metropolitan Lancashire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Admin. HQ Ormskirk
Government
 • Type West Lancashire Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Labour
 • MPs: Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire),
Seema Kennedy (Con) (South Ribble)
Area
 • Total 133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)
Area rank 121st
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 113,400
 • Rank Ranked 206th
 • Density 850/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 30UP (ONS)
E07000127 (GSS)
Ethnicity 98.5% White
Website http://www.westlancs.gov.uk/

West Lancashire is a non-metropolitan district with the status of a borough in Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Ormskirk. The other town in the borough is Skelmersdale. The population of the District taken at the 2011 census was 110,685.[1] The district was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale and Holland urban districts along with part of West Lancashire Rural District and part of the former Wigan Rural District.

Administrative organisation

Civil parishes in West Lancashire

Political Composition (2016)-

Party Seats
Conservatives 22
Labour 31
Independent 1

Unparished towns

The main towns of Ormskirk (including the village of Westhead) and Skelmersdale are unparished areas.

Parish councils

Parish meetings

There is a single parish meeting:

Twin towns

West Lancashire is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ "Non Metropolitan District Council population 2011". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
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