The village is in Downholland civil parish, and forms part of the Aughton & Downholland ward, which is represented by three Conservative Party councillors and is part of the district of West Lancashire.
The name Haskayne is of Brittonic origin. The first element is hesg, meaning "sedge" (Welsh hesg, Breton hesk, Irish seisc; see Heskin). The second is one of two suffixes, the singularitve -en, or -en meaning "distinguished by...".
- "West Lancashire District Council Committee Information : Members". West Lancashire District Council. 2006. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- James, Alan G. "A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence - Guide to the Elements" (PDF). Scottish Place Name Society - The common Brittonic Language in the Old North. Retrieved 25 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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