Morecambe Town Hall
Morecambe Town Hall

Morecambe Town Council was formed in May 2009, following a successful local campaign. Twenty-six seats were created, with each member elected for a term of four years. For election purposes the town was divided into eleven wards, which can be viewed here.

Your Labour councillors are:

Harbour Ward

Councillor David Whitaker

Contact information

☎ 07884488671 ✉

David has lived in Morecambe most of his life and has been an active member of the community, including the local music scene (as many people will know David can play the trombone and reached Grade 8 with a merit). David works in social care for Lancashire County Council and has always been passionate about workers rights and fairness in the workplace. Wearing another hat, David has been a member of Lancaster City Council for a number of years and was very honoured to undertake his Mayoral Year in 2019-20 where he raised money for Defying Dementia. David is also a very keen cyclist and loves nothing more than cycling along our lovely promenade and speaking to people on the way.

Westgate Ward

Councillor Ian Clift

Contact information

☎ 07531525029 ✉

Having lived in Westgate for many years, Ian worked at Heysham power
Station and Lancashire Probation Service. Ian has been Deputy Mayor, a City Councillor, Parish Councillor, school governor, and NHS trust governor. Ian played football for Morecambe and Lancaster, and has managed several local football teams, acting as a football scout for Everton FC and Manchester FC.

Out Moss Lane Ward

Councillor Margaret Pattison

Contact information

☎ 07896916216      ✉

I have lived in Morecambe for over 35 years, and also serving as your County Councillor since 2017. Since being elected I have worked with residents and organisations to improve services. I have led campaigns to get defibrillators installed locally to save lives. I will continue to lead the Alley Champions project to keep our streets clean and tidy. I have served as a Governor at The Bay Leadership Academy supporting staff, parents, and students for over 12 years.


Morecambe Town Council  Responsibilities

Morecambe Town Council has responsibility for the management of assets in the area, allotments, and works with Lancaster City Council to deliver town centre management.

The main priorities of Morecambe Town Council are:

  • Improving the environment and appearance of the town including litter and dog fouling issues
  • Improving the economy of the town including tourism and festivals
  • Community Safety
  • Community Engagement which should include being a strong voice for the town
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