Blyth Valley

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Blyth Valley
Former Borough
Shown within Northumberland
Shown within Northumberland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North East England
Administrative county Northumberland
Founded 1 April 1974
Abolished 1 April 2009
Admin. HQ Blyth
 • Type Blyth Valley Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • MPs: Ronnie Campbell
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 35UD

Blyth Valley was a Local government district and borough in south-east Northumberland, England, bordering the North Sea and Tyne and Wear. The two principal towns were Blyth and Cramlington. Other population centres include Seaton Delaval, and Seaton Sluice.

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Blyth, Seaton Valley urban district, and part of the borough of Whitley Bay.

The district council was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England effective from 1 April 2009 with responsibilities being transferred to Northumberland County Council, a unitary authority.

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Coordinates: 55°07′37″N 1°31′23″W / 55.127°N 1.523°W / 55.127; -1.523