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Wyre

Borough of Wyre
Borough
Wyre shown within Lancashire and England
Wyre shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Founded 1974
Admin. HQ Poulton-le-Fylde
Government
 • Type Wyre Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Liberal Democrat (council NOC)
 • MPs: Mark Menzies, Cat Smith, Ben Wallace
Area[1]
 • Total 16.14 sq mi (41.81 km2)
Area rank 285th
Population (mid-2014 est.)[2]
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank 309th
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 30UQ (ONS)
E07000128 (GSS)
Ethnicity 96.6% White
1.9% S.Asian[3]
Website wyre.gov.uk

Wyre is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Poulton-le-Fylde.

The district is named after the River Wyre, which runs through the district. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the municipal borough of Fleetwood, along with Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Garstang and Thornton-Cleveleys urban districts and various Rural Districts.

Contents

  • Town and Parish Councils 1
    • Urban areas 1.1
    • Civil parishes 1.2
  • Local elections 2
  • Parliament 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Town and Parish Councils

Urban areas

Civil parishes

  1. Barnacre with Bonds
  2. Bleasdale
  3. Cabus
  4. Catterall
  5. Claughton
  6. Fleetwood (town council)
  7. Forton
  8. Garstang (town council)
  9. Great Eccleston
  10. Hambleton
  11. Inskip-with-Sowerby
  12. Kirkland
  13. Myerscough and Bilsborrow
  14. Nateby
  15. Nether Wyresdale
  16. Out Rawcliffe
  17. Pilling
  18. Preesall (town council)
  19. Stalmine-with-Staynall
  20. Upper Rawcliffe with Tarnacre
  21. Winmarleigh

Local elections

Elections to Wyre Borough Council take place every four years on the first Thursday in May. All 55 councillors are elected from 26 wards. Since the formation of the council in 1973 it has been under the control of the Conservative Party with the exception of one term from 1995 to 1999 when the Labour Party held control of the council.

Following the most recent election held on 5 May 2011 the composition of the council is as follows:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 40 –5
Labour 15 +7
Liberal Democrat 0 –1
Independent 0 –1
[4]

Parliament

Wyre is split into three Parliamentary Constituencies - Wyre and Preston North, Lancaster and Fleetwood and Blackpool North and Cleveleys. This was recently changed as part of the Boundary changes for the United Kingdom general election, 2010. Before this change it had been split into three Lancaster and Wyre, Blackpool North and Fleetwood and Fylde.

External links

  • Wyre Council website

References

  1. ^ "Standard Area Measurements - Local Authorities - Dec 2010 (SAM_LAD_DEC_2010_UK)". UK Standard Area Measurements (SAM).  
  2. ^ "Population estimates for UK mid-2014 analysis tool" (zip).  
  3. ^ "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.wyre.gov.uk/councillors
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