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Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershiremarker, Englandmarker.

The district is named after Blabymarker, but also includes Thorpe Astleymarker, Braunstone Townmarker, Cosbymarker, Countesthorpemarker, Glenfieldmarker (the location of the headquarters of Leicestershire County Council), Enderbymarker, Glen Parvamarker, Huncotemarker, Kirby Muxloemarker, Leicester Forest Eastmarker, Narboroughmarker (the location of the main council offices), Sapcotemarker, Stoney Stantonmarker, and Wigston Parvamarker. Much of the district is part of the Leicestermarker urban area.

Blabymarker was represented in Parliament by the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson, between 1974 and 1992.

History

The district traces its origins to the Blaby Poor Law Union, which was founded in 1834. It became a rural district of Leicestershire in 1894. Oadbymarker was removed in 1913 to form an urban district. 1935 saw parts being transferred to Leicestermarker, whilst it took in part of the abolished Hinckley Rural Districtmarker. In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the area was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district.

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