Blaby (district)


Blaby (district)

Infobox UK district
name = Blaby District


status = District
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Leicestershire
area = Ranked 222nd
130.47 km²
adminhq = Narborough
onscode = 31UB
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=31UB
English district population|ONS=31UB
English district density|ONS=31UB / km²
ethnicity = 94.3% White
3.8% S.Asian
politics = Blaby District Council
http://www.blaby.gov.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=31UB
mayor =
mp = Stephen Dorrell,
Andrew Robathan
year = 2005

Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershire, England.

The district is named after Blaby, but also includes Braunstone Town, Cosby, Countesthorpe, Glenfield (the location of the headquarters of Leicestershire County Council), Enderby, Glen Parva, Huncote, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, Narborough (the location of the main council offices), Sapcote, Stoney Stanton, and Wigston Parva. Much of the district is part of the Leicester urban area.

Blaby was represented in Parliament by the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson, between 1974 and 1992.

History

The district traces its origins to the Blaby Poor Law Union, [http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/Blaby/Blaby.html] which was founded in 1834. It became a rural district of Leicestershire in 1894. Oadby was removed in 1913 to form an urban district. 1935 saw parts being transferred to Leicester, whilst it took in part of the abolished Hinckley Rural District. In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the area was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district.


=Parishes=

*Aston Flamville
*Blaby, Braunstone Town
*Cosby, Countesthorpe, Croft
*Elmesthorpe, Enderby
*Glen Parva, Glenfield
*Huncote
*Kilby, Kirby Muxloe
*Leicester Forest East, Leicester Forest West, Lubbesthorpe
*Narborough and Littlethorpe
*Potters Marston
*Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton
*Thurlaston
*Whetstone, Wigston Parva


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