Borough of Kettering

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Borough of Kettering
Shown within Northamptonshire
Shown within Northamptonshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Administrative countyNorthamptonshire
Admin. HQKettering
Government
 • TypeKettering Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Conservative
 • MPs:Philip Hollobone
Area
 • Total90.2 sq mi (233.5 km2)
Area rank151st
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total101,266
 • RankRanked 237th
 • Density1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code34UE (ONS)
E07000153 (GSS)
Ethnicity96.7% White
1.7% S.Asian
Websitekettering.gov.uk

Kettering is a local government district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. It is named after its main town Kettering where the council is based. It borders onto the district of Harborough in the neighbouring county of Leicestershire, the borough of Corby, the district of East Northamptonshire, the district of Daventry and the borough of Wellingborough.

In March 2018, an independent report commissioned by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, proposed structural changes to local government in Northamptonshire. These changes would see the existing county council and district councils abolished and two new unitary authorities created in their place.[1] One authority would consist of the existing districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire and the other authority would consist of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough districts.[2]

Settlements and parishes[edit]

Other than Kettering itself, the borough includes:

Local elections[edit]

The last local elections for Kettering Borough Council were held in May 2011. The Conservatives were the overall winner, securing 26 out of the 36 contested seats and obtaining overall control.Their numbers subsequently reduced by one when a councillor defected to UKIP in 2012.[3]

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Coordinates: 52°27′N 0°48′W / 52.45°N 0.80°W / 52.45; -0.80