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Braintree shown within Essex
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Braintree District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||James Cleverly|
|• Total||236.18 sq mi (611.71 km2)|
|Area rank||68th (of 317)|
|• Rank||132nd (of 317)|
|• Density||640/sq mi (250/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||95.% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||22UC (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban districts of Braintree and Bocking, Halstead, and Witham and (for list of parishes) Braintree Rural District and Halstead Rural District.
The council is controlled by the Conservatives who hold 34 of the 49 seats.
There are 26 wards:
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