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
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
 • Type West Lancashire Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire),
Seema Kennedy (Con) (South Ribble)
 • Total 133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)
Area rank 121st
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 111,940
 • Rank Ranked 206th
 • Density 840/sq mi (320/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 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[edit]

Civil parishes in West Lancashire

Political Composition (2015)-

Party Seats
Conservatives 23
Labour 30
Independent 1

Unparished towns[edit]

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

Parish councils[edit]

Parish meetings[edit]

There is a single parish meeting:

Twin towns[edit]

West Lancashire is twinned with: