Broxtowe


Broxtowe

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Broxtowe


status = Borough
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Nottinghamshire
area = Ranked 264th
80.10 km²
adminhq = Beeston
onscode = 37UD
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=37UD
English district population|ONS=37UD
English district density|ONS=37UD / km²
ethnicity = 92.5% White
3.0% S.Asian
1.1% Black British
2.1% Chinese or Other
1.3% Mixed Race
politics =
Broxtowe Borough Council
http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=37UD
mayor =
mp = Geoff Hoon,
Nick Palmer
year = 2005

Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the city of Nottingham. It is part of the Greater Nottingham metropolitan area. Broxtowe's neighbour to the west is the Borough of Erewash in Derbyshire.

ettlements

Settlements include Beeston where the council is based, Attenborough, Awsworth, Bramcote, Brinsley, Chilwell, Cossall, Eastwood, Giltbrook, Kimberley, Moorgreen, Newthorpe, Nuthall, Stapleford, Swingate, Toton and Watnall.Not to be mistaken by the Broxtowe estate.

Formation

The district formed on April 1, 1974 by a merger of the Beeston and Stapleford urban district, the Eastwood urban district and part of Basford Rural District. The borough's name was derived from the old Broxtowe wapentake of Nottinghamshire, which covered a larger area. Broxtowe Estate is not within the borough, but is instead within the boundaries of the City of Nottingham.

The district was granted borough status in 1977.

Politics

The first elections to the council took place in 1973, with the Conservatives gaining control. The party held power until 1995 when it lost control to the Labour party. Since 2003 no party has been in overall control, and the Labour and Liberal Democrats groups operate a power-sharing arrangement. [ [http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=256 Cabinet and Committees Broxtowe Borough Council] ]

Parliamentary Constituency

Since 1983 Broxtowe has also been a Parliamentary constituency. The constituency boundaries do not exactly match the borough boundaries, with some wards of Broxtowe borough (Brinsley, Eastwood East, Eastwood North and Eastwood South), being in the Ashfield constituency. The elections in the constituency have returned the following MPs:
*1992 Sir Jim Lester (Conservative)
*1997 Nick Palmer (Labour)
*2001 Nick Palmer (Labour)
*2005 Nick Palmer (Labour)

A Broxtowe constituency also existed form 1918 to 1970. The area of the former constituency was very different, including Hucknall and Kirkby in Ashfield, but excluding Beeston. [F. A. Youngs, "Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England", Vol. II (London, 1991)]

Twinning

Broxtowe is twinned with Gütersloh in Germany

References


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