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Local government in England: structures

Published Friday, January 29, 2016

This note contains basic details of the structure of local government (counties, districts and unitary authorities); the electoral system, ward structures, and the franchise; the divisions of functions between local authorities; and the process for changing local government boundaries and structures.

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This note contains basic details of the structure of local government (counties, districts and unitary authorities); the electoral system, ward structures, and the franchise; the divisions of functions between local authorities; and the process for changing local government boundaries and structures.

Commons Briefing papers SN07104

Author: Mark Sandford

Topics: Elections, Local government

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