Wyre

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Coordinates: 53°54′00″N 2°48′32″W / 53.900°N 2.809°W / 53.900; -2.809

Borough of Wyre
Borough
Wyre shown within Lancashire and England
Wyre shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Founded 1974
Admin. HQ Poulton-le-Fylde
Government
 • Type Wyre Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Mark Menzies, Cat Smith, Ben Wallace
Area[1]
 • Total 109.0 sq mi (282.2 km2)
Area rank 145th
Population (mid-2016 est.)[2]
 • Total 110,300
 • Rank 214th
 • Density 1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 30UQ (ONS)
E07000128 (GSS)
Ethnicity 96.6% White
1.9% S.Asian[3]
Website wyre.gov.uk

Wyre is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the Non-metropolitan district at the 2011 census was 107,749.[4] The district has borders with the unitary Authority of Blackpool as well as the districts of Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Fylde and Preston. Its council is based in Poulton-le-Fylde.

The district is named after the River Wyre, which runs through the district. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the municipal borough of Fleetwood, along with Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Garstang and Thornton-Cleveleys urban districts and various Rural Districts.

Town and Parish Councils

Urban areas

Civil parishes

Borough of Wyre parishes map.svg
  1. Barnacre with Bonds
  2. Bleasdale
  3. Cabus
  4. Catterall
  5. Claughton
  6. Fleetwood (town council)
  7. Forton
  8. Garstang (town council)
  9. Great Eccleston
  10. Hambleton
  11. Inskip-with-Sowerby
  12. Kirkland
  13. Myerscough and Bilsborrow
  14. Nateby
  15. Nether Wyresdale
  16. Out Rawcliffe
  17. Pilling
  18. Preesall (town council)
  19. Stalmine-with-Staynall
  20. Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre
  21. Winmarleigh

Local elections

Elections to Wyre Borough Council take place every four years on the first Thursday in May. All 55 councillors are elected from 26 wards. Since the formation of the council in 1973 it has been under the control of the Conservative Party with the exception of one term from 1995 to 1999 when the Labour Party held control of the council.

Following the most recent election held on 5 May 2015 the composition of the council is as follows:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 37 -3
Labour 12 -3
Liberal Democrat 0 –1
Independent 0 –1

[5]

Parliament

Wyre is split into three Parliamentary Constituencies - Wyre and Preston North, Lancaster and Fleetwood and Blackpool North and Cleveleys. This was recently changed as part of the Boundary changes for the United Kingdom general election, 2010. Before this change it had been split into three Lancaster and Wyre, Blackpool North and Fleetwood and Fylde.

External links

  • Wyre Council website

References

  1. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2016". Office for National Statistics. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Non-Metropolitan District population 2011". Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.wyre.gov.uk/councillors
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