The parliamentary constituency is smaller than the area pictured on the right which shows the wards of Broxtowe Borough Council. Eastwood and Brinsley lie in the Ashfield Parliamentary Constituency which is represented by Gloria De Piero. Broxtowe as a constituency was created in 1983 and has had three Members of Parliament returned to the House of Commons:
1983 – 1997: Sir Jim Lester (Con)
1997 – 2010: Nick Palmer (Lab)
2010 – : Anna Soubry (Ind)
Broxtowe’s MPs have always had a great knowledge about the local area and its people, and have always taken a great deal of care in dealing with their constituents’ issues.
The local authority is Broxtowe Borough Council, based in Beeston, and elections are held every four years.
Broxtowe is also part of Nottinghamshire County Council whose headquarters are in West Bridgford (just over Trent Bridge).
Broxtowe has no natural centre being made up of a variety of different areas, villages and towns. In the south of the constituency lie Beeston, Stapleford, Toton, Chilwell, Attenborough and Bramcote, with Trowell, Watnall, Nuthall, Kimberely, Giltbrook, Newthorpe, Greasley, and the villages of Awsworth and Cossall being situated in the north.