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Coordinates: 53°33′43″N 2°49′37″W / 53.562°N 2.827°W / 53.562; -2.827

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.

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),
Seema Kennedy (Con) (South Ribble)
 • Total133.9 sq mi (346.8 km2)
Area rank115th
 (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total113,900
 • RankRanked 207th
 • 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


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