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 the ceremonial county of Lancashire
Shown within the ceremonial county of Lancashire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin. HQOrmskirk
 • TypeWest Lancashire Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Labour
 • MPs:Rosie Cooper (Lab) (West Lancashire),
Katherine Fletcher (Con) (South Ribble)
 • Total133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)
Area rank115th
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total113,949
 • RankRanked 208th
 • Density850/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code30UP (ONS)
E07000127 (GSS)
Ethnicity98.5% White

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.[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 organisationEdit

Political Composition (2018)-

Party Seats
Conservatives 19
Labour 33
Independent 2

Unparished townsEdit

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

Parish councilsEdit

Parish meetingsEdit

There is a single parish meeting:

Twin townsEdit

West Lancashire is twinned with:[2]


  1. ^ "Non Metropolitan District Council population 2011". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ West Lancashire Borough Council, Town Twinning retrieved 21 January 2019