West Lancashire

West Lancashire is a non-metropolitan district with borough status in Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Ormskirk, and the largest town is Skelmersdale. At the 2011 Census, the population of the borough was 110,685.[1]

Borough of West Lancashire

Arms of West Lancashire Borough Council
Shown within the ceremonial county of Lancashire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin. HQOrmskirk
Government
  TypeWest Lancashire Borough Council
  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive:Labour
  MPs:Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire),
Seema Kennedy (Con) (South Ribble)
Area
  Total133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)
Area rank115th
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
  Total113,949
  RankRanked 208th
  Density850/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
L, PR, WN
ONS code30UP (ONS)
E07000127 (GSS)
Ethnicity98.5% White
Websitehttp://www.westlancs.gov.uk/

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

Political Composition (2018)-

PartySeats
Conservatives19
Labour33
Independent2

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:[2]

References

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