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House Of Commons (Redistribution Of Seats) Act 1949
The House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949
House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949
was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
that provided for the periodic review of the number and boundaries of parliamentary constituencies. The Act amended the rules for the distribution of seats to be followed by the boundary commissions for each of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom. The commissions had been created under the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944, and their initial reviews of constituencies had been implemented by the Representation of the People Act 1948.[1] Under the 1949 Act, each commission was to make its first periodic report within seven years of the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1948
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Parliament Of The United Kingdom
HM Government     Conservative Party (245)Confidence and supply     Democratic Unionist
Democratic Unionist
Party (3)HM Most Loyal Opposition     Labour Party (191)Other opposition     Liberal Democrats (98)      Non-affiliated (29)      UKIP (3)      Ind. Labour (3)      Ulster Unionist Party
Ulster Unionist Party
(2)      Green Party (1)      Ind. Social Democrat (1)      Ind
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973
The Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973
(c. 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
which received the royal assent on 18 July 1973
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Malapportionment
Apportionment is the process by which seats in a legislative body are distributed among administrative divisions entitled to representation.Contents1 Apportionment in theory1.1 Common problems 1.2 Apportionment by district 1.3 Apportionment by party list 1.4 Mathematics of apportionment2 Malapportionment 3 Anomalies by country3.1 Australia 3.2 Canada 3.3 Ireland 3.4 Japan 3.5 Malaysia 3.6 New Zealand 3.7 Norway 3.8 Slovakia 3.9 South Africa 3.10 Spain 3.11 United Kingdom 3.12 United States3.12.1 Senate 3.12.2 House 3.12.3 President 3.12.4 State senates 3.12.5 State legislatures 3.12.6 Prospects for change4 See also 5 References 6 External linksApportionment in theory[edit] The simplest and most universal principle is that elections should give each voter's intentions equal weight. This is both intuitive and stated in historical documents such as the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States
United States
Constitution (the Equal Protection Clause)
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Cities Of Scotland
This is a list of towns and cities in Scotland
Scotland
with a population of more than 15,000, ordered by population, as recorded by the Mid-2012 Populations Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland.[1][2] This article is divided into two sections. The first section of this article ("Localities") contains a list of basic populated areas ordered by population
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Burgh
A burgh /ˈbʌrə/ was an autonomous municipal corporation in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots. This type of administrative division existed from the 12th century, when King David I created the first royal burghs. Burgh
Burgh
status was broadly analogous to borough status, found in the rest of the United Kingdom. Following local government reorganization in 1975 the title of "royal burgh" remains in use in many towns, but now has little more than ceremonial value.Contents1 History1.1 Types 1.2 Modern history2 Features2.1 Provost 2.2 Bailies 2.3 Burgesses 2.4 Dean of Guild 2.5 Trading privileges3 Etymology 4 Linguistics4.1 England 4.2 Scotland 4.3 Other5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The first burgh was Berwick. By 1130, David I (r
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Rural District
Rural
Rural
districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland
Ireland
for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.Contents1 England
England
and Wales 2 Ireland 3 References England
England
and Wales[edit] In England and Wales
England and Wales
they were created in 1894 (by the Local Government Act 1894) along with urban districts. They replaced the earlier system of sanitary districts (themselves based on poor law unions, but not replacing them). Rural
Rural
districts had elected rural district councils (RDCs), which inherited the functions of the earlier sanitary districts, but also had wider authority over matters such as local planning, council housing, and playgrounds and cemeteries
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Urban District (Great Britain And Ireland)
A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government
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Citation Of United Kingdom Legislation
This article explains the citation of United Kingdom
United Kingdom
legislation, including the systems used for legislation passed by devolved parliaments and assemblies, for secondary legislation, and for prerogative instruments
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Metropolitan Borough
A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county. Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, metropolitan boroughs are defined in English law
English law
as metropolitan districts
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County Borough
County
County
borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
(excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control. They were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
in England
England
and Wales, but continue in use for lieutenancy and shrievalty in Northern Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
they remain in existence but have been renamed cities under the provisions of the Local Government Act 2001.[1] The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994
Local Government (Wales) Act 1994
re-introduced the term for certain "principal areas" in Wales. Scotland
Scotland
did not have county boroughs but instead counties of cities. These were abolished on 16 May 1975
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Administrative County
An administrative county was an administrative division in England and Wales and Ireland
Ireland
from 1888 to 1974, used for the purposes of local government
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City Of London
The City of London
London
is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London. It constituted most of London
London
from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders.[3][4] The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London
London
is not a London
London
borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster)
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England And Wales
England
England
and Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cymru a Lloegr) is a legal jurisdiction covering England
England
and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom. " England
England
and Wales" forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England
England
and follows a single legal system, known as English law. The devolved National Assembly for Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was created in 1999 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 1998 and provides a degree of self-government in Wales. The powers of the Assembly were expanded by the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 2006, which allows it to pass its own laws, and the Act also formally separated the Welsh Government from the Assembly
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Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Ireland
(Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] ( listen);[8] Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the north-east of the island of Ireland,[9][10] variously described as a country, province or region.[11][12][13] Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863,[4] constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population
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