Chairman of Westhoughton Urban District Council: 1898-99, 1903-04 (Liberal)
Born: Lostock, Lancashire 1845
Died: 12 September 1926
Educated: Sunday School
"Joiner, Builder, Ironmonger and General Dealer" of Wingates House, Chorley Road, Westhoughton - which he built in 1889.
Worked originally for Charles Dickinson of Church Street, Westhoughton (one of the first members of Westhoughton Local Board).
Son of John Coop.
Joined the Local Board in 1892
Represented North Ward on the Westhoughton UDC.
Made an Overseer 1896.
Chairman of the Technical Instruction Committee.
Treasurer to the Wingates Sick and Burial Society for 25 years.
Methodist - he was Corresponding Secretary to the Independent Methodist Day School and a supporter of the temperance movement.