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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.

Delight over plans for two new bus stops in Haskayne

The new stops will make access to the vital public transport links more accessible for residents

Lancashire county council pledge £15,000 to Alt Crossens drainage board

But West Lancashire Borough Council and Rosie Cooper MP disagree over need for the measure

Rent arrears set to soar in West Lancashire, warn council officers

West Lancashire Borough Council say that it will monitor the change over to Universal Credit closely

Revealed: Multi-million plan for Skelmersdale

Seven-screen cinema and improvements to the Concourse submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council

LOOK: Memories of the end of the line: Southport to Preston line

We look back at the famous Southport to Preston rail link, 50 years after it closed, by Steve Craddock

Ormskirk Hospital parking charges put under the spotlight after national criticisms

  • NHS

Director of finance at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust orders review of parking policy

30 year radical report puts West Lancashire rail in focus

Proposals include electrification of Ormskirk line, Burscough Curves and a new station for Skelmersdale

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital shuts the door on new breast cancer patients

  • NHS

Only existing breast cancer patients will continue to receive treatment at the hospital

Lancashire County Council want to cut millions from budget

£160 million worth of cuts proposed in addition to the £532m already delivered or approved

Anger over 'cattle truck' trains U-turn

Ministers have said trains may be refurbished, rather than replaced, by Steve Craddock

Welcome changes could come to hospital car parking fines and charges

  • NHS

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has asked for details of what Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust intend to do following the government announcement

Joy at dental plans rethink

Campaigners are confident the long-term future has been secured for Maghull Dental services

Rosie Cooper blasts North West Ambulance Service following constituents death

MP has had two cases brought to her attention over the past couple of months

Rosie Cooper MP discusses care crisis with Skelmersdale Senior Citizens Association

Social care and support on the agenda for West Lancs MP

Rosie Cooper MP welcomes guide to dealing with nuisance calls

Ofcom guides aim to help combat unwanted phone calls

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