Brandon and Byshottles
Brandon and Byshottles is a civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 17,774. The parish includes Brandon, New Brancepeth, Langley Moor, Ushaw Moor, Meadowfield, Waterhouses and Esh Winning.
Unusually, the parish shares jurisdiction over a quarry south of Esh Winning with the neighbouring parish of Brancepeth.
For electoral purposes the parish is divided into wards
- Central Ward (includes Brandon) - elects four parish councillors
- East Ward (includes Langley Moor) - elects three parish councillors
- North Ward (includes New Brancepeth) - elects three parish councillors
- South Ward (includes Meadowfield and Browney) - elects three parish councillors
- Ushaw Moor Ward (includes Ushaw Moor and Broompark) - elects four parish councillors
- West Ward (includes Esh Winning and Waterhouses) - elects four parish councillors
Currently a majority of the Councillors were elected as Labour Party Candidates.
Brandon & Byshottles was established as a local government unit when it was established as a Local Board District in 1882. Brandon & Byshottles was reconstituted as an Urban District through the Local Government Act 1894. The Brandon & Byshottles Urban District Council was abolished in 1974 when the area became part of the (now abolished) City of Durham local government area. The Brandon & Byshottles Parish is co-terminous with the pre-1974 UDC area.
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