Borough of West Lancashire
Shown within the ceremonial county of Lancashire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||West Lancashire Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire),|
Katherine Fletcher (Con) (South Ribble)
|• Total||133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 207th|
|• Density||850/sq mi (330/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||30UP (ONS)|
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.
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.
Political Composition (2019)
|Our West Lancashire||6|
Leader and Cabinet
West Lancashire Borough Council is led by the Leader of the Council, elected yearly at the annual meeting of the Council. The Leader of the Council is currently Ian Moran. The Leader appoints the Deputy Leader of the Council, currently Yvonne Gagen, and various portfolio holders.
|Cllr Ian Moran||Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration and Planning|
|Cllr Yvonne Gagen||Deputy Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Human Resources|
|Cllr Kevin Wright||Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Safety|
|Cllr Jennifer Wilkie||Portfolio Holder for Housing and Landlord Services|
|Cllr Kevin Wilkie||Portfolio Holder for Street Scene|
|Cllr Adam Yates||Portfolio Holder for Resources and Transformation|
|Cllr David Evans||Portfolio Holder for Planning|
West Lancashire also has a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who hold a mostly ceremonial role. They are currently Councillor Gaynar Owen and Councillor Terry Aldridge, respectively.
There is a single parish meeting:
- 3. Bispham
- "Non Metropolitan District Council population 2011". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
- "Leader and Cabinet". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "The Mayor". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- West Lancashire Borough Council, Town Twinning retrieved 21 January 2019