|Borough of Sedgefield|
Shown within ceremonial County Durham
|• Origin||Sedgefield Rural District|
Spennymoor Urban District
Shildon Urban District
Darlington Rural District
|• Succeeded by||County Durham|
|Government||Sedgefield Borough Council|
Sedgefield District was, from 1974 to 2009, a local government district and (from 1996), borough in County Durham, in North East England. It had a population of about 87,000 (2001 UK census). It was named after Sedgefield, but its largest town was Newton Aycliffe. Other places included Shildon, Ferryhill and Spennymoor.
The borough was formed (as Sedgefield District), in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Sedgefield Rural District, Spennymoor and Shildon urban districts and part of Darlington Rural District.
The borough was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.
From 1983 to 2007, most of the district was represented in parliament by Tony Blair, who became Leader of the Labour Party in 1994, and Prime Minister in 1997.
County Durham is a ceremonial county in North East England. The county town is Durham, a cathedral city. During the Middle Ages, the county was an ecclesiastical centre, due largely to the presence, of St Cuthbert's shrine in Durham Cathedral, and the extensive powers granted to the Bishop of Durham as ruler of the County Palatine of Durham.
Newton Aycliffe is a town in County Durham, England. Founded in 1947 under the New Towns Act of 1946, the town sits about five miles to the north of Darlington and ten miles to the south of Durham. It is the oldest new town in the north of England, and together with the bordering Aycliffe Village and the north part of School Aycliffe, forms the civil parish of Great Aycliffe. The population of the town at the time of the 2011 census was 26,633.
Easington was, from 1974 to 2009, a local government district in eastern County Durham, England. It contained the settlements of Easington, Seaham, Peterlee, Murton, Horden, Blackhall, Wingate and Castle Eden. It did not however include Easington Lane which is administered as part of the City of Sunderland.
Spennymoor is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England. It stands above the Wear Valley about 7 mi (11 km) south of Durham. The town was founded over 160 years ago. The Town Council area, which includes the villages of Kirk Merrington, Middlestone Moor, Byers Green and Tudhoe.
Ferryhill is a town in County Durham, England, with an estimated population in 2018 of 9,362 people, making it the 12th largest town in the county. The town grew very rapidly in the 1900s around the coal mining industry. The last mine closed in 1968.
Chilton is a town in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles to the east of Bishop Auckland and a short distance to the south of Ferryhill, on the A167. The bypass on the A167 opened on 20 June 2005, cutting down the traffic through Chilton by up to 80%.
Sedgefield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. From 1983 to 2007, the constituency was represented by Tony Blair, who became Leader of the Labour Party in 1994, and later as Prime Minister in 1997. Blair resigned as Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party, and as the MP for Sedgefield in 2007, triggering a by-election which was retained for the Labour Party by Phil Wilson. In the 2019 general election, the Conservatives took the seat from Labour, ending Labour's continuous hold on the seat since 1983. Paul Howell became the new MP with a majority of 4,513.
Bishop Auckland is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Dehenna Davison, a Conservative.
The Borough of Darlington is a unitary authority area in the lieutenancy area of County Durham and a part of the Tees Valley region, Northern England. The borough town is Darlington and, in 2011, had a resident population of 106,000.
The non-metropolitan county of Durham was divided into 63 electoral divisions, composed of wards, parishes and parish wards, as set out by Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 176, The County of Durham Order 2005. This is now superseded by the 2009 structural changes to local government, which combined the districts of Chester-le-Street, Derwentside, Easington, Teesdale and Wear Valley, the borough of Sedgefield and the City of Durham into a single unitary authority of Durham.
The River Skerne is a tributary of the River Tees. It flows through County Durham in England.
Durham County Council is a local authority governing the contemproary unitary authority area of County Durham in North East England. The council area covers part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, excluding those parts which now form part of the Borough of Darlington, Borough of Hartlepool and the part of Borough of Stockton-on-Tees north of the River Tees.
The Durham County Challenge Cup is an annual football competition held between the clubs of the Durham County Football Association which was first played in 1884. It is the senior county cup for the historic county of Durham, which includes Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, and Sunderland. The first winners were Sunderland.
William Edmunds was an English professional footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League for Darlington. He also played non-league football in the north-east of England for clubs including Shildon, Spennymoor United and Trimdon Grange.
County Durham is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Durham, North East England. It covers the former a non-metropolitan county and its seven districts: Durham (city), Easington, Sedgefield (borough), Teesdale, Wear Valley, Derwentside, and Chester-le-Street. It is governed by Durham County Council and 136 civil parishes.