|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Leicester East|
Eyres Monsell was constructed as a council estate in the southern suburbs of Leicester, England. The area is defined by Saffron Lane to the east, the Birmingham to Peterborough railway to the south, Lutterworth Road to the west, and Glenhills Way to the north. Although located in the far south-west corner of Leicester, the area is under the administration of Leicester City Council rather than the Leicestershire County Council as some of the neighbouring estates are.
The land was acquired by the corporation of Leicester for housing development purposes for £40,500 by compulsory purchase order in the early 1950s. The area takes its name from the previous land owner, former Conservative MP Bolton Eyres-Monsell, 1st Viscount Monsell. The largely rural area was purchased with an aim to avoid the spatial limitations that had led to the foreboding tower blocks and intimidating alleyways of inner city developments and to provide a greener and more open plan estate. Eyres Monsell would become Leicester's second largest estate to be built after World War Two.
Today, Eyres Monsell has a population of approximately 11230 people over 4669 homesteads. Proportionately more council homes in Eyres Monsell have been bought by their owners than in any other part of the city. Although, almost 50% of homes in the area are still rented from the city council.
It is also noteworthy that as a suburb of Leicester, one of the most multi-racial cities in the UK, the population of Eyres Monsell is almost 95% white British according to 2001 Census data.
Eyres Monsell is serviced by Arriva Fox County services 47, 48, 84, 84A, 85, 86, 87, Centrebus Circle Line service and First Leicester Services 88 and 88A. Services 86, 87 and 88 all operate to the Monmouth Drive area of the estate, while other services only service the eastern edge.
|Eyres Monsell By-Election 6 May 2010|
|Liberal Democrat||Scott Kennedy-Lount||908||22.2||+5.8|
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- "Eyres Monsell By-Election". Leicester City Council. Retrieved 2010-05-21.[dead link]