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London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen) LUN-dən) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London
London
has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Greater London
Greater London
London
is a region of England
England
which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies. It is organised into 33 local government districts: the 32 London
London
boroughs (which make up the county of Greater London) and the City of London
City of London
(which is a separate county, but still part of the region). The Greater London
London
Authority, based in Southwark, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London
London
and the London
London
Assembly
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European Parliament
     GUE-NGL (52)      S&D (189)      Greens-EFA (51)      ALDE (68)      EPP (217)      ECR (73)      EFDD (44)      ENF (37)      Non-Inscrits
Non-Inscrits
(20)Committees22Budgets Budgetary Control Economic & Monetary Affairs Employment and Social Affairs Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Industry, Research & Energy Internal Market & Consumer Protection Transport & Tour
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Districts Of England
The districts of England
England
(also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England
England
used for the purposes of local government.[1] As the structure of local government in England
England
is not uniform, there are currently four principal types of district-level subdivision. There are a total of 326 districts made up of 36 metropolitan boroughs, 32 London boroughs, 201 non-metropolitan districts, 55 unitary authorities, as well as the City of London
City of London
and the Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly
which are also districts, but do not correspond to any of these categories. Some districts are styled as boroughs, cities, or royal boroughs; these are purely honorific titles, and do not alter the status of the district
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Devolution In The United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, devolution (Scottish Gaelic: fèin-riaghlaidh, Welsh: datganoli; Irish: Dílárú) refers to the statutory granting of powers from the Parliament
Parliament
of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the London Assembly
London Assembly
and to their associated executive bodies the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the Northern Ireland Executive and in England, the Greater London Authority
Greater London Authority
and combined authorities. Devolution
Devolution
differs from federalism in that the devolved powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government, thus the state remains, de jure, a unitary state
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Greater London Authority
The Greater London
Greater London
Authority (GLA) is a top-tier administrative body for Greater London, England. It consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of London, currently Sadiq Khan, and an elected 25-member London Assembly
London Assembly
with scrutiny powers. The authority was established in 2000, following a local referendum, and derives most of its powers from the Greater London
Greater London
Authority Act 1999 and the Greater London
London
Authority Act 2007. It is a strategic regional authority, with powers over transport, policing, economic development, and fire and emergency planning. Three functional bodies — Transport for London, the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, and the London
London
Fire Commissioner — are responsible for delivery of services in these areas
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London Assembly
The London
London
Assembly is an elected body, part of the Greater London Authority, that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London
Mayor of London
and has the power, with a two-thirds majority, to amend the Mayor's annual budget and to reject the Mayor's draft statutory strategies.[2] The assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Tower Bridge. The assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners (transport, environmental matters, etc.), publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.Contents1 Assembly members1.1 Structure of the assembly 1.2 List of assembly members2 List of chairs of the assembly 3 Committees 4 Result maps 5 References 6 External linksAssembly members[edit] The assembly comprises 25 members elected using the Additional Member System of proportional representation
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Mayor Of London
The Mayor of London
London
is an elected politician who, along with the London Assembly
London Assembly
of 25 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Greater London. The current Mayor is Sadiq Khan, who took up office on 9 May 2016. The position was held by Ken Livingstone from the creation of the role on 4 May 2000, until he was defeated in May 2008 by Boris Johnson, who served two terms before being succeeded by Khan. The role, created in 2000 after the London
London
devolution referendum in 1998, was the first directly elected mayor in the United Kingdom. The Mayor of London
London
directs the entirety of Greater London, including the City of London, for which there is also the ceremonial Lord Mayor of the City of London
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Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Aman Khan /səˈdiːk ˈkɑːn/ (born 8 October 1970) is a British politician of the Labour Party serving as Mayor of London since 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting
Tooting
from 2005 to 2016; he is on the party's soft left wing and has been ideologically characterised as a social democrat. Born in Tooting, South London, to a working-class British Pakistani family, Khan earned a law degree from the University of North London. He subsequently worked as a solicitor specialising in human rights, and chaired Liberty for three years. Joining the Labour Party, Khan was a Councillor for the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth
from 1994 to 2006 before being elected as Member of Parliament for Tooting
Tooting
at the 2005 general election
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Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom. It has been described as a broad church, bringing together an alliance of social democratic, democratic socialist and trade unionist outlooks.[9] The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights. Labour is a full member of the Party of European Socialists
Party of European Socialists
and Progressive Alliance, and holds observer status in the Socialist
Socialist
International. As of 2017, the party is considered the "largest party in Western Europe" in terms of party membership, with more than half-a-million members.[10] The Labour Party was founded in 1900, having grown out of the trade union movement and socialist parties of the nineteenth century
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London Assembly Constituencies
Greater London
London
is divided into fourteen territorial constituencies for London
London
Assembly elections, each returning one member. The electoral system used is Additional Member System without an overhang and there are, therefore, a fixed number of eleven additional members elected from a party list
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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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List Of Parliamentary Constituencies In London
The region of Greater London, including the City of London, is divided into 73 parliamentary constituencies which are sub-classified as borough constituencies, affecting the type of electoral officer and level of expenses permitted. Since the General Election of June 2017, 49 are represented by Labour MPs, 21 by Conservative MPs, and 3 by Liberal Democrat MPs
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London (European Parliament Constituency)
London
London
is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 8 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.[3]Contents1 Boundaries 2 History 3 Returned members 4 Election results4.1 2014 4.2 2009 4.3 2004 4.4 19995 ReferencesBoundaries[edit] The constituency corresponds to the Greater London
London
region of England, in the south east of the United Kingdom. History[edit] Prior to 1999, London
London
was represented by a number of single-member constituencies
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Londinium
Londinium
Londinium
was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London
London
around AD 43. Its bridge over the River Thames
River Thames
turned the city into a road nexus and major port, serving as a major commercial centre in Roman Britain
Roman Britain
until its abandonment during the 5th century. Following its foundation in the mid-1st century, early Londinium occupied the relatively small area of 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi), roughly equivalent to the size of present-day Hyde Park, with a fortified garrison on one of its hills. In the year 60 or 61, the rebellion of the Iceni
Iceni
under Boudica
Boudica
forced the garrison to abandon the settlement, which was then razed. Following the Iceni's defeat at the Battle of Watling Street, the city was rebuilt as a planned Roman town and recovered within about a decade
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Greater London Built-up Area
The Greater London
London
Built-up Area, or Greater London
London
Urban Area, is a conurbation in south-east
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