London Borough of Brent
Learn more about London Borough of Brent
|London Borough of Brent|
Shown within Greater London
| Ranked 312th|
|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
5.9% Mixed Race or other
|Leadership||Leader & Cabinet|
|Mayor||Cllr Bertha Joseph|
|MPs|| Dawn Butler|
| London Assembly|
| Brent and Harrow|
|Coat of Arms|
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%).
Brent's motto is Forward Together.
- Brondesbury Park
- Church End
- Dollis Hill
- Kensal Green
- Kensal Rise
- Kenton (note: part of Kenton is in Harrow)
- Kilburn (note: part of Kilburn is in Camden)
- Park Royal (note: part of Park Royal is in Ealing)
- Wembley Park
- Willesden Green
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 [].
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.
 Political composition
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 
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.
see also Brent parks and open spaces
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