West Lancashire is a local government district of Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Ormskirk. 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 Wigan Rural District.
The district council as of 2008 is governed by the Conservative party who are the largest party with 35 councilors and a majority of 16. The Labour party the second largest party represented with 18 councilors and 1 independent councilor are currently in opposition.