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 1972
Admin. HQ Poulton-le-Fylde
Government
 • Type Wyre Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Mark Menzies, Eric Ollerenshaw, Ben Wallace
Area
 • Total 109.1 sq mi (282.6 km2)
Area rank 145th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 107,700
 • Rank Ranked 214th
 • Density 990/sq mi (380/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[1]
Website wyre.gov.uk

Wyre is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. 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[edit]

Urban areas[edit]

Parish Councils[edit]

Local elections[edit]

Main article: Wyre 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 2011 the composition of the council is as follows:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 40 –5
Labour 15 +7
Liberal Democrat 0 –1
Independent 0 –1

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Parliament[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.wyre.gov.uk/councillors