The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the tradional region of the Midlands. Its main cities are Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. It is divided into the following local government areas:
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- Nicholas Clegg (Lib Dem)
- Christopher Heaton-Harris (Conservative)
- Roger Helmer (Conservative)
- Bill Newton Dunn (Lib Dem)
- Mel Read (Labour)
- Phillip Whitehead (Labour)
Local media includes
- The East Midlands region of BBC Television, based in Nottingham which produces several regional television programs, including the news program East Midlands Today. This excludes Northamptonshire.
- Midlands Asian Television, based in Leicester, which caters to the areas large South Asian population.
- BBC Radios Derby, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northampton and Nottingham. Radio Leicester was the first local radio station in the United Kingdom.
- Many commercial radio stations: Leicester Sound, Trent FM [Nottingham/Derby], and Lincs FM