London Borough of Brent

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London Borough of Brent
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 312th
43.24 km²
ONS code 00AE
Admin HQ Forty Lane, Wembley
— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 29th (of 354)
6,247 / km²
Ethnicity 45.3% White
(British 29.2%, Irish 7%, other white 9.1%)
27.7% South Asian
19.9% Afro-Caribbean
1.1% Chinese
0.1% Brazilian
5.9% Mixed Race or other
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Bertha Joseph
MPs Dawn Butler
Barry Gardiner
Sarah Teather
London Assembly
— Member
Brent and Harrow
Robert Blackman
Coat of Arms
Official website

The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London and forms part of Outer London.

It borders Harrow to the northwest, Barnet to the northeast, Camden to the east and Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster to the south.


[edit] History

Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former Municipal Borough of Wembley and Municipal Borough of Willesden of Middlesex. Its name derives from the River Brent which runs through the Borough.

According to the 2001 census, the Borough of Brent has the country's highest percentage of people born outside of the UK (46.53%).

[edit] Motto

Brent's motto is Forward Together.

[edit] Areas

Brent is divided into 21 Electoral Wards, some which share a name with the traditional areas above: Alperton, Barnhill, Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Fryent, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kenton, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Northwick Park, Preston, Queen's Park , Queensbury, Stonebridge, Sudbury, Welsh Harp, Wembley Central, Willesden Green [[1]].

Brent is currently divided into three constituencies, Brent North, Brent East and Brent South. Following a boundary review, it will be divided into two constituencies contained wholly within the borough - Brent Central and Brent North - plus a third, Hampstead and Kilburn, which will be split between Brent and the neighbouring borough of Camden. These new seats be fought at the 2009 or 2010 United Kingdom general election.

[edit] Political composition

The political composition of Brent Council (with gains or losses following the 2006 local elections in brackets) is:
Lib Dem: 27 (+18 Councillors)
Labour: 21 (-14)
Conservative: 15 (-4)

Council elections were held on Thursday May 4th, 2006. Labour lost control of the borough with 14 of their seats falling to Liberal Democrats. You can get some graphics and in-depth ward information from the Brent Council Website [2]

The leader of the Council is now Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber.

Brent East Campaigning is a weblog run by a Brent citizen which chronicals the political activism in Brent.

[edit] Landmarks

The Brent Cross shopping centre is located in the London Borough of Barnet, not Brent. It takes its name from the River Brent which runs through the site.

see also Brent parks and open spaces

[edit] External links

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London boroughs: Barking and Dagenham | Barnet | Bexley | Brent | Bromley | Camden | Croydon | Ealing | Enfield | Greenwich | Hackney | Hammersmith and Fulham | Haringey | Harrow | Havering | Hillingdon | Hounslow | Islington | Kensington and Chelsea | Kingston | Lambeth | Lewisham | Merton | Newham | Redbridge | Richmond | Southwark | Sutton | Tower Hamlets | Waltham Forest | Wandsworth | City of Westminster

Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°16′Wcs:Brent (londýnský obvod) de:London Borough of Brent fr:Brent (district londonien) hu:Brent kerület nl:Brent (Londen) no:Brent (distrikt) pl:Brent (Londyn) ro:Brent (burg)

London Borough of Brent

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