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West Lancashire council thrown into disarray following the shock resignation of Tory Cllr Adrian Owens

Cllr Owens departure from the party means Labour have a majority with 27 seats to the Tories 26

Skelmersdale's by-election showdown between Labour and the Conservatives

Two candidates will go head to head on Thursday, December 11

Parties in West Lancashire are determined to increase turn-out

Frustration as voting figures dip under 40%

Unchartered waters for new hung West Lancashire Council

Labour and Tories have 27 seats each with turn-out down

West Lancashire elections countdown

THE countdown has begun to European parliamentary and local elections on Thursday, May 22.

Low turnout at council by-election as Labour hold

LABOUR has held its Digmoor seat following the by-election last Thursday.

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West Lancs voters set to go to polls in county council election and Digmoor by election

VOTERS across West Lancs will go to the polls next Thursday when two elections are held.

Plans to improve Skelmersdale War Memorial

Plans to improve the area around the war memorial in Sandy Lane, Old Skelmersdale, have been welcomed.

Former Aughton headteacher becomes mayor of St Helens

A FORMER Aughton headteacher is set to become the new mayor of St Helens, just weeks after he was confirmed as deputy mayor.

West Lancs voters go to polls in council elections

VOTERS in West Lancs go to the polls today for this year’s council elections – with a number of seats set to be hotly contested.

Make sure you are registered to vote in West Lancashire Council elections

RESIDENTS of West Lancashire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the borough council elections on May 3.

Conservatives gain seats while Labour win more overall votes in council elections

Conservatives gain seats while Labour win more overall votes in council elections

WEST Lancs Conservatives gained seats despite Labour winning more overall votes in the council elections.

Voters go to the polls today in West Lancashire elections

VOTERS go to the polls in West Lancashire today for the local council elections.

West Lancashire election battle lines are drawn

LABOUR leader Cllr Paul Cotterill has attacked West Lancashire’s ruling Conservative group’s record on housing in the run up to the local elections.

Full list of candidates in local elections, May 5 2011

Ashurst: Stacey Griffiths (Conservative), Liz Savage (Labour);

West Lancs residents to vote in national Alternative Voting system

AS WELL as voting in the local elections next Thursday West Lancashire residents will also be asked to vote on a proposal to change our national voting system.

West Lancashire Council’s political leaders make a call for people to go out and vote

POLITICAL leaders have called on the electorate of West Lancashire to use their vote next month.

West Lancashire Council Labour Group leader Paul Cotterill gives up his seat

THE Labour group on West Lancashire Council will be looking for a new leader after the local elections.

Villagers thwarted as plans to build new estate in Banks approved

CHILDREN could be put at risk and homes may flood according to village leaders after plans to build a new estate in Banks were approved.