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West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire
Image:EnglandWestYorkshire.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial and Administrative County (no county council)
Region:Yorkshire and the Humber
Area:
- Total
Ranked 29th
2,029 km²
ONS code:2F
NUTS 2:UKE4
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 4th
2,095,862
1,033
Ethnicity:88.6% White
8.7% S.Asian
Politics
Members of Parliament

Ed Balls, John Battle, Hilary Benn, Colin Burgon, Colin Challen, Yvette Cooper, Mary Creagh, Ann Cryer, Philip Davies, Fabian Hamilton, Shahid Malik, Christine McCafferty, Kali Mountford, George Mudie, Greg Mulholland, Linda Riordan, Terry Rooney, Barry Sheerman, Marsha Singh, Gerry Sutcliffe, Jon Trickett, Paul Truswell, Mike Wood

Districts
Image:EnglandWestYorkshireNumbered.png
  1. Leeds
  2. Wakefield
  3. Kirklees
  4. Calderdale
  5. Bradford

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. It borders on Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

It is composed of the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. It was formed in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. Its county council was abolished in 1986 making its metropolitan boroughs de facto unitary authorities, although the county still exists in law and ceremonially.

Although the county council was abolished, some local services are still run jointly on a county-wide basis, such as emergency services and public transport. There are currently plans for a tram system in West Yorkshire, the Leeds Supertram.

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See also: The Kingdom of Elmet


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