Scarborough (borough)

Scarborough (borough)

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Scarborough

status = Borough
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
admincounty = North Yorkshire
area = Ranked 44th
816.54 km²
adminhq = Scarborough
onscode = 36UG
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=36UG
English district population|ONS=36UG
English district density|ONS=36UG / km²
ethnicity = 99.0% White
politics = Scarborough Borough Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=36UG
mayor =
mp = Robert Goodwill,
John Greenway
year = 2005

Scarborough is a non-metropolitan district and borough of North Yorkshire, England. In addition to the town of Scarborough, it covers a large stretch of the coast of Yorkshire, including Whitby and Filey.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of the urban district of Filey and part of the Bridlington Rural District, from the historic East Riding of Yorkshire, along with the municipal borough of Scarborough, Scalby and Whitby urban districts, and Scarborough Rural District and Whitby Rural District, from the historic North Riding.

The Borough was threatened with extinction. In March 2007 North Yorkshire County Council was shortlisted by the Department for Communities and Local Government to be a unitary authority. If the bid had been successful then the Borough of Scarborough would have -- along with all other districts and boroughs in the present county of North Yorkshire -- been abolished. The bid, however, was unsuccessful and the districts shall remain as they are at present.

At the last elections in May 2007, the Conservative party lost overall control of the council but the council is still led by a Conservative Minority administration.

The Political composition of the council is as follows.

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