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London Borough of Bexley

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London Borough of Bexley
Bexley
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status:London borough
Area:
- Total
Ranked 289th
60.56 km²
ONS code:00AD
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 54th
219,079
3,618 / km²
Ethnicity:91.4% White
3.4% S.Asian
2.9% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Arms of Bexley London Borough Council
Bexley London Borough Council
http://www.bexley.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:John Austin, Derek Conway, David Evennett
London Assembly:
- Member
Bexley and Bromley
- Bob Neill

The London Borough of Bexley is a London borough in southeast outer London. It has common borders with the London Borough of Bromley to the south, the London Borough of Greenwich to the west, and Dartford borough in Kent to the east. The River Thames is its northernmost boundary with the London Borough of Havering. The borough is twinned with Evry in France and with Arnsberg in Germany.

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merger of the Kent boroughs of Bexley, and Erith and the Crayford urban district, and half of Chislehurst and Sidcup urban district.

Although part of suburban London, Bexley includes much open land. The line of higher land, mostly heathland, which follows the course of the River Thames, crosses the borough in Belvedere, where it is named Lessness Heath. In the woodlands on this heath lie the ruins of Lesnes Abbey. Danson Park, near Welling, and Hall Place Gardens provide public open spaces. To the south of the borough, Foots Cray Meadows flank the River Cray, which joins the River Darent north of Dartford and flows through the borough.

Bexley includes the areas of:

Within the borough are the following railway stations:

Political Composition

The current political composition of Bexley Council is:

Labour: 32
Conservative: 30
Liberal Democrats: 1

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