Derbyshire Dales

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Derbyshire Dales District
District
Shown within Derbyshire
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Matlock
Government
 • Type Derbyshire Dales District Council
 • Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MP: Patrick McLoughlin
Area
 • Total 305.9 sq mi (792.4 km2)
Area rank 45th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 71,100
 • Rank Ranked 299th
 • Density 230/sq mi (90/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 17UF (ONS)
E07000035 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.8% White
0.8% .Asian[1]
Website derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Derbyshire Dales /ˈdɑrbɨʃər dlz/ or /ˈdɑrbiʃɪər dlz/ is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. Much of the district is situated in the Peak District, although most of its population lies along the River Derwent.

The borough borders the districts of High Peak, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire in Derbyshire and also Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

The district offices are in Matlock. It was formed on 1 April 1974, originally under the name of West Derbyshire. The district adopted its current name in 1988. The district was a merger of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth urban districts along with Ashbourne Rural District and Bakewell Rural District.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England has formed a new constituency called Derbyshire Dales.

Governance[edit]

Derbyshire Dales District Council is elected every four years, with currently 39 councillors being elected at each election. The Conservative party has had a majority on the council since 1976, apart from a four-year period between 1995 and the 1999 election when no party had a majority. As of July 2011 and after the 2011 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[2]

Party Councillors
  Conservative Party 29
  Labour Party 5
  Liberal Democrats 4
  Independent 1

Places[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "District Council Elections 2011". Derbyshire Dales District Council. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°42′W / 53.05°N 1.70°W / 53.05; -1.70