Coordinates: 53°54′00″N 2°48′32″W / 53.900°N 2.809°W
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 ]
Civil parishes [ edit ]
Barnacre with Bonds
(town council) Fleetwood
(town council) Garstang
Myerscough and Bilsborrow
(town council) Preesall
Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre
Local elections [ edit ]
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:
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.
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