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Civil parish
Coordinates: 51°54′58″N 0°40′05″W / 51.916°N 0.668°W / 51.916; -0.668Coordinates: 51°54′58″N 0°40′05″W / 51.916°N 0.668°W / 51.916; -0.668
Primary councilCentral Bedfordshire
RegionEast of England
Main settlementsLeighton Buzzard
 • TypeTown Council
 • UK ParliamentSouth West Bedfordshire
 • Total37,469
Area code(s)LU
WebsiteLeighton-Linslade Parish Council

Leighton–Linslade is a civil parish in the district of Central Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire, England, with a population of 37,469 at the 2011 Census.[1]

It consists of the settlements of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade, which have a single town council. The River Ouzel provides the border between the parts, with Leighton to the east and Linslade to the west. The two are served by Leighton Buzzard railway station, which is actually on the western side.

Leighton-Linslade Urban District was formed in 1965 by the merger of Leighton Buzzard Urban District, and Linslade Urban District (previously in Buckinghamshire). Under the Local Government Act 1972 the district was merged into South Bedfordshire in 1974, and was downgraded to a parish.

Leighton–Linslade is recognised as a Cycling town by Cycling England, from whom it receives funding to promote cycle use.

The parish participates in international town twinning:

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  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.

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