West Lothian

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West Lothian
Wast Lowden
Lodainn an Iar
West Lothian in Scotland.svg
Coordinates: 55°55′N 3°30′W / 55.917°N 3.500°W / 55.917; -3.500Coordinates: 55°55′N 3°30′W / 55.917°N 3.500°W / 55.917; -3.500
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Lieutenancy areaWest Lothian
Admin HQLivingston
Government
 • BodyWest Lothian Council
 • ControlLabour minority (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
Area
 • Total165.1 sq mi (427.7 km2)
Area rankRanked 20th
Population
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total180,100
 • RankRanked 9th
 • Density1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
ONS codeS12000040
ISO 3166 codeGB-WLN
Websitewww.westlothian.gov.uk

West Lothian is a council area in Scotland, United Kingdom. The county town is Livingston. Susan Boyle is from here.

The term "West Lothian question" was coined by Enoch Powell MP in 1977 after Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP for the Scottish constituency of West Lothian, raised the matter repeatedly in House of Commons debates on devolution.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Now for the English question". The Economist. 27 September 2014.
  2. "West Lothian commission: Sir Emyr Jones Parry joins body". BBC News. BBC. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.