Blaby District

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Blaby District
District
Shown within Leicestershire
Shown within Leicestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Leicestershire
Admin. HQ Narborough
Government
 • Type Blaby District Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Stephen Dorrell,
Andrew Robathan
Area
 • Total 50.4 sq mi (130.5 km2)
Area rank 198th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 94,100
 • Rank Ranked 247th
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (720/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 31UB (ONS)
E07000129 (GSS)
Ethnicity 94.3% White
3.8% S.Asian
Website blaby.gov.uk

Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershire, England.

The district is named after the village of Blaby. It covers the civil parish of Blaby and 23 others. Among these are Cosby, Countesthorpe, Enderby, Huncote, Narborough (the location of the main district council offices), Sapcote, Stoney Stanton, and Wigston Parva. Much of the district is part of the Leicester urban area: this applies especially to the parishes of Braunstone Town (including the commuter housing development of Thorpe Astley); Glenfield (the location of the headquarters of Leicestershire County Council); Kirby Muxloe; Leicester Forest East; and Glen Parva. There are plans to extend this urban area significantly through a large scale housing development, in the rural parish of Lubbesthorpe, and expansion of the industrial area in the neighbouring parish of Enderby.

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

History[edit]

The district traces its origins to the Blaby Poor Law Union,[1] 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[edit]

Link[edit]

Blaby District Council

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°34′23″N 1°12′18″W / 52.573°N 1.205°W / 52.573; -1.205