West Lancashire


West Lancashire

Infobox UK District
name = West Lancashire District


status = District
region = North West England
admincounty = Lancashire
area = Ranked 138th
346.79 km²
adminhq = Ormskirk
onscode = 30UP
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=30UP
English district population|ONS=30UP
English district density|ONS=30UP / km²
ethnicity = 98.5% White
politics =
West Lancashire District Council
http://www.westlancsdc.gov.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=30UP
mp = David Borrow, Rosie Cooper
year = 2005

West Lancashire is a local government district of Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Ormskirk. 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 Wigan Rural District.

Other towns in the district include Skelmersdale, Burscough, Halsall and Banks.

Local government

The district council as of 2008 is governed by the Conservative party who are the largest party with 35 councilors and a majority of 16. The Labour party the second largest party represented with 18 councilors and 1 independent councilor are currently in opposition.

Elections

* West Lancashire local elections

Parish Councils in West Lancashire

*Aughton
*Bickerstaffe
*Burscough
*Dalton
*Downholland
*Great Altcar
*Halsall
*Hesketh-with-Becconsall
*Hilldale
*Lathom
*Lathom South
*Newburgh
*North Meols
*Parbold
*Rufford
*Scarisbrick
*Simonswood
*Tarleton
*Upholland
*Wrightington

Additionally, there is a single Parish Meeting, Bispham.

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

Twin towns

West Lancashire is twinned with:
* Cergy-Pontoise, France
* Erkrath, Germany

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