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The Parliamentary seat of West Lancashire covers the entire borough with the excpetion of some of the northern parishes. Since 2005, the seat has been held by Labour's Rosie Cooper whose majority in the 2010 General Election was 4,343 ahead of Tory candidate Adrian Owens.

Skelmersdale residents angry as Whitemoss hearings postponed

Sudden decision to cancel meetings has caused major inconvenience

Anger at 'unacceptable' length of grass in Skelmersdale

Councillors are furious over delay in grass cutting programme

Parties in West Lancashire are determined to increase turn-out

Frustration as voting figures dip under 40%

Whitemoss protesters plea for decision to be made locally

People are encouraged to write letters to MP Rosie Cooper

Unchartered waters for new hung West Lancashire Council

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

Women recalled after cancer testing fault at Ormskirk hospital

  • NHS

 Biopsy machine ‘programming  error’ blamed

Whitemoss campaign goes to Whitehall

Councillors unanimously vote to write to the secretary of state about expansion plan

West Lancashire elections countdown

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

Calls to back the living wage in West Lancashire

38.2% of West Lancs workers currently earn less than £7.65 per hour

Walkers protest against Whitemoss extension

Responses from the consultation published by the planning inspectorate

Whitemoss protesters are hoping their petition will have an impact at Westminster

Whitemoss campaigners take their fight to Westminster

The petition asks the Environment Secretary to investigate the landfill site

Scarisbrick Hall School introduces share scheme for investors

School prepares to expand and plans to raise funds for refurbishment by offering shares

Bedroom tax not proving effective in West Lancashire

Report concludes tax had lead to arrears in rent

West Lancashire Borough Council announce budget plans

West Lancashire Borough Council agrees budget plans at meeting

Parbold Headteacher speaks out over Lancashire County Council decision on crossing patrols

Council decide to start charging for crossing patrols during budget cuts

Whitemoss campaign group continues fight against expansion

bCAMPAIGNERS are continuing their fight against Whitemoss landfill expansion plans.

Ormskirk reporter awarded industry lifetime achievement award posthumously

A JOURNALIST from Ormskirk has received a lifetime achievement award posthumously for his services to the profession.

Letters to the Editor

Landlords must be responsible

Letters to the Editor

Cut hospital’s disabled spaces

Burscough brewery creates landmark 500th beer

BURSCOUGH brewery has named its latest creation ‘Hop 500 Gyles’ after running a competition for a member of the public to name the landmark brew.