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 population of the District taken at the 2011 census was 110,685.[1] 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: