- Darlington (borough)
Borough of Darlington — Unitary, Borough —
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Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North East England Ceremonial county Durham Founded Admin. HQ Darlington Government - Type Darlington Borough Council - Leadership: Leader & Cabinet - Executive: Labour - MPs: Phil Wilson (L)
Jenny Chapman (L)
Area - Total 76.3 sq mi (197.5 km2) Area rank 166th Population (2010 est.) - Total 100,800 - Rank Ranked 224th - Density 1,321.9/sq mi (510.4/km2) Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1) Postcode ISO 3166-2 ONS code 00EH OS grid reference NUTS 3 Ethnicity 97.9% White Website darlington.gov.uk
Darlington is a local government district and borough in North East England. In 2008 it had a resident population of 100,500 It borders County Durham to the north and west, North Yorkshire to the south along the line of the River Tees, and Stockton-on-Tees to the east.
Traditionally part of County Durham, the current borough boundaries were formed on 1 April 1974 by the creation of a new non-metropolitan district of Darlington by the Local Government Act 1972, covering the previous county borough of Darlington along with nearly all of Darlington Rural District (the Newton Aycliffe parts of which went to Sedgefield). It remained part of County Durham until gaining "independence" as a unitary authority on 1 April 1997. For ceremonial purposes it remains part of County Durham with whom it continues to share certain local services such as Fire and Rescue and Police. It is included within the Tees Valley area for both cultural and regional government administration.
It is made up of 24 council wards, twenty within the town of Darlington itself, which are also covered by the Darlington parliamentary constituency and four rural wards of Heighington & Coniscliffe, Hurworth, Middleton St George and Sadberge & Whessoe (part of the Sedgefield parliamentary constituency.
As well as Darlington itself the borough includes the surrounding villages of:
- Archdeacon Newton
- Beaumont Hill
- Coatham Mundeville
- Great Burdon
- Great Stainton
- High Coniscliffe
- Houghton Bank
- Hurworth Place
- Little Stainton
- Low Dinsdale
- Middleton One Row
- Middleton St George
- Oak Tree
- Walworth Gate
It is also home to Durham Tees Valley Airport (previously known as Teesside International Airport), of which the borough council shares joint ownership with the other four Tees Valley councils and Peel Holdings.
The council operates a Leader and Cabinet model of political leadership although a group of local residents aimed to force a referendum on moving to a system with directly-elected executive Mayor. Their bid was unsuccessful.
The political composition of the council, as of a May 2011 local elections, is Labour 34; Conservative 14; Liberal Democrats 5.
Political party make-up of Darlington Borough Council Party Seats Current council Labour 34 Conservative 14 Lib Dems 5
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Darlington at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
Year Regional Gross Value Added4 Agriculture1 Industry2 Services3 1995 1,115 8 377 729 2000 1,192 6 417 768 2003 1,538 6 561 971
^1 includes hunting and forestry
^2 includes energy and construction
^3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
^4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
- ^ "Pro-mayor group halfway to securing a referendum". The Northern Echo. 2006-08-29. http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/search/display.var.896713.0.promayor_group_halfway_to_securing_a_referendum.php. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
- ^ a b "Local Election Results 2011 Summary". Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors. http://www.aldc.org.uk/elections/local-elections/. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- ^ "North Road by-election results". Darlington Borough Council. http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Democracy/Elections/Elections/local/localelectionsmay07/North+Road+By-Election+-+November+2008.htm. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
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