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Local Government Act 1972

Index Local Government Act 1972

The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974. [1]

574 relations: Aberdare, Abram, Greater Manchester, Act of Parliament, Adwick le Street, Aireborough, Airey Neave, Albert Roberts (British politician), Alderman, Aldershot, Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District, Allesley, Alnwick District, Altrincham, Anglesey, Anglicisation, Anthony Crosland, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aspull, Atherton Urban District, Audenshaw, Avon (county), Baildon, Barnoldswick, Barnsley, Barrow-in-Furness, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Bath, Somerset, Batley, Bebington, Beccles, Bedfordshire, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen, Bedwellty, Bentley with Arksey, Berkshire, Billinge and Winstanley Urban District, Bingley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Black Country, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blackrod, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Bootle, Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Borough of Boston, Borough of Melton, Borough of Oswestry, ..., Bournemouth, Bowdon, Greater Manchester, Brackley, Bradford, Brecknockshire, Bredbury and Romiley Urban District, Bridgend, Bridgnorth District, Brighouse, Brighton, Bristol, Brynmawr, Buckinghamshire, Bucklow Rural District, Bungay, Burnley, Burton upon Trent, Caernarfonshire, Caerphilly, Calderdale, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Castle Ward Rural District, Castleford, Ceredigion, Ceremonial counties of England, Chadderton, Charles Arnold-Baker, Charlwood, Charlwood and Horley Act 1974, Charter trustees, Cheadle and Gatley Urban District, Cheshire, Chester, Chester-le-Street Rural District, Christchurch, Dorset, City of Bradford, City of Leeds, City of Salford, City of Sunderland, City of Wakefield, Civil parish, Cleethorpes, Cleveland, England, Clwyd, Colchester, Colne Valley, Community council, Conisbrough, Conservative Party (UK), Cornwall, Council of the Isles of Scilly, County borough, County Borough of Bolton, County Borough of Bury, County Borough of Carlisle, County Borough of Dudley, County Borough of Ipswich, County Borough of Leeds, County Borough of Oldham, County 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Aberdare

Aberdare (Aberdâr) is a town in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, at the confluence of the Rivers Dare (Dâr) and Cynon.

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Abram, Greater Manchester

Abram is a village and electoral ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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Act of Parliament

Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

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Adwick le Street

Adwick le Street is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

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Aireborough

Aireborough is a district within the West Yorkshire Urban Area, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Airey Neave

Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British Army officer, barrister and politician.

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Albert Roberts (British politician)

Albert Roberts (14 May 1908 – 11 May 2000) was a British Labour politician.

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Alderman

An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law.

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Aldershot

Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England.

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Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District

Aldridge-Brownhills was an urban district in Staffordshire, England from 1966 to 1974.

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Allesley

Allesley is a suburban village and civil parish in the City of Coventry metropolitan borough, West Midlands, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Coventry city centre.

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Alnwick District

Alnwick was a local government district of Northumberland, England.

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Altrincham

Altrincham is a market town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, south of the River Mersey southwest of Manchester city centre, southwest of Sale and east of Warrington.

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Anglesey

Anglesey (Ynys Môn) is an island situated on the north coast of Wales with an area of.

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Anglicisation

Anglicisation (or anglicization, see English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.

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Anthony Crosland

Charles Anthony Raven Crosland (29 August 1918 – 19 February 1977), sometimes known as Tony Crosland or C. A. R. Crosland, was a British Labour Party politician and author.

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Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton-in-Makerfield is a town in Greater Manchester, England.

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Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England.

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Aspull

Aspull is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Atherton Urban District

Atherton was, from 1863 to 1974, a local government district in Lancashire, England.

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Audenshaw

Audenshaw is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, on the River Tame south-west of Ashton-under-Lyne and east of Manchester.

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Avon (county)

Avon was, from 1974 to 1996, a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county in the west of England.

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Baildon

Baildon is a civil parish and town in Northern England.

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Barnoldswick

Barnoldswick is a town and civil parish in Lancashire, England, near the county border with North Yorkshire, just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Barnsley

Barnsley (locally) is a town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield.

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Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.

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Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Barry (Y Barri) is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north coast of the Bristol Channel approximately south-southwest of Cardiff.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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Batley

Batley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England.

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Bebington

Bebington is a small town and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England.

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Beccles

Beccles is a market town and civil parish in the Waveney District of the English county of Suffolk.

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Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds.) is a county in the East of England.

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Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is a community and an electoral ward in the county borough of Caerphilly, constituting the villages of Machen, Trethomas, Bedwas, and Upper and Lower Graig-y-Rhacca.

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Bedwellty

Bedwellty was a parish and urban district in Monmouthshire, South Wales, until 1974.

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Bentley with Arksey

Bentley with Arksey was a civil parish and urban district adjacent to the town of Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1866 to 1974.

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Berkshire

Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

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Billinge and Winstanley Urban District

Billinge (from 1927 Billinge and Winstanley) was, from 1894 to 1974, a local government district in the administrative county of Lancashire, England.

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Bingley

Bingley is a market town and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Birkenhead

Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Black Country

The Black Country is a region of the West Midlands in England, west of Birmingham, and commonly refers to all or part of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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Blackburn

Blackburn is a town in Lancashire, England.

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Blackpool

Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England.

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Blackrod

Blackrod is a settlement and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Blaydon-on-Tyne

Blaydon is a town in the North East of England in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead - historically in County Durham.

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Bootle

Bootle (pronounced) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England, which in 2001 had a population of 98,449.

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Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed was a local government district and borough in Northumberland in the north-east of England, on the border with Scotland.

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Borough of Boston

The Borough of Boston is a local government district with borough status in Lincolnshire, England.

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Borough of Melton

Melton is a local government district with borough status in north-eastern Leicestershire, England.

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Borough of Oswestry

Oswestry was a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England.

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, long.

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Bowdon, Greater Manchester

Bowdon is a village and electoral ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

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Brackley

Brackley is a town in Northamptonshire, England, from Oxford and from Northampton.

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Bradford

Bradford is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield.

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Brecknockshire

Brecknockshire (Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county.

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Bredbury and Romiley Urban District

Bredbury and Romiley was an urban district in the administrative county of Cheshire, England from 1894 to 1974, which covered the Civil Parishes of Bredbury, Compstall and Romiley.

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Bridgend

Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr (Pen-y-bont), meaning "the end (or head) of the bridge on the Ogmore") is a town in Bridgend County Borough in Wales, west of the capital Cardiff and east of Swansea.

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Bridgnorth District

Bridgnorth District was, between 1974 and 2009, a local government district in Shropshire, England.

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Brighouse

Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Brighton

Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, 47 miles (75 km) south of London.

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Bristol

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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Brynmawr

Brynmawr (sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr) is a market town and electoral ward in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales.

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Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.

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Bucklow Rural District

Bucklow Rural District was, from 1894 to 1974, a local government district in the north of the administrative county of Cheshire, England.

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Bungay

Bungay is a market town and electoral ward in the English county of Suffolk.

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Burnley

Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021.

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Burton upon Trent

Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent in East Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire.

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Caernarfonshire

Caernarfonshire (Sir Gaernarfon), historically spelled as Caernarvonshire or Carnarvonshire in English, is one of the thirteen historic counties, a vice-county and a former administrative county of Wales.

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Caerphilly

Caerphilly (Caerffili) is a town in South Wales, at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley.

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Calderdale

The Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England.

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.

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Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely

Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely was, from 1965 to 1974, an administrative and geographical county in East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

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Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England.

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Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the southwest of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.

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Castle Ward Rural District

Castle Ward was a rural district of the administrative county of Northumberland, England from 1894 to 1974, covering an area north-west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Castleford

Castleford is a town in the metropolitan borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

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Ceredigion

Ceredigion is a county in the Mid Wales area of Wales and previously was a minor kingdom.

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Ceremonial counties of England

The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.

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Chadderton

Chadderton (pop. 34,818) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Charles Arnold-Baker

Charles Arnold-Baker, OBE (born Wolfgang Charles Werner von Blumenthal; 25 June 1918 — 6 June 2009) was an English member of MI6, barrister (called 1948) and historian.

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Charlwood

Charlwood is a village and civil parish in the Mole Valley district of Surrey, England.

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Charlwood and Horley Act 1974

The Charlwood and Horley Act 1974 (1974 c. 11) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that amended the Local Government Act 1972 to move the villages of Charlwood and Horley from West Sussex to Surrey.

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Charter trustees

In England and Wales, charter trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter or city charter after a district with the status of a borough or city has been abolished, until such time as a parish council is established.

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Cheadle and Gatley Urban District

Cheadle and Gatley was, from 1894 to 1974, an urban district of Cheshire, England.

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Cheshire

Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.

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Chester

Chester (Caer) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales.

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Chester-le-Street Rural District

Chester-le-Street was a rural district in County Durham, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch is a town and borough on the south coast of England.

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City of Bradford

The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough.

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City of Leeds

The City of Leeds is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, governed by Leeds City Council, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough.

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City of Salford

The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, named after its largest settlement, Salford, but extending west to include the towns of Eccles, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden and Irlam.

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City of Sunderland

The City of Sunderland is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough.

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City of Wakefield

The City of Wakefield is a local government district in West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough.

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Civil parish

In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.

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Cleethorpes

Cleethorpes is a seaside resort on the estuary of the Humber in North East Lincolnshire with a population of nearly 40,000 in 2011.

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Cleveland, England

Cleveland is an area in the north-east of England.

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Clwyd

Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, situated in the north-east corner of the country; it is named after the River Clwyd, which runs through the county.

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Colchester

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.

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Colne Valley

The Colne Valley is a steep sided valley on the east flank of the Pennine Hills in the English county of West Yorkshire.

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Community council

A community council is a public representative body in Great Britain.

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Conisbrough

Conisbrough is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Cornwall

Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.

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Council of the Isles of Scilly

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is a sui generis unitary local government authority covering the Isles of Scilly off the west coast of Cornwall.

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County borough

County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control.

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County Borough of Bolton

Bolton was, from 1838 to 1974, a local government district in the northwest of England, conterminate with the town of Bolton.

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County Borough of Bury

Bury was a local government district centred on Bury in the northwest of England from 1846 to 1974.

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County Borough of Carlisle

Carlisle was, from 1835 to 1974, a local government district in the northwest of England, coterminate with Carlisle.

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County Borough of Dudley

The County Borough of Dudley was a local government district in the English Midlands from 1865 to 1974.

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County Borough of Ipswich

Ipswich was a local government district covering the town of Ipswich, East Suffolk from 1835 to 1974.

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County Borough of Leeds

The County Borough of Leeds, and its predecessor, the Municipal Borough of Leeds, was a local government district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, from 1835 to 1974.

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County Borough of Oldham

Oldham was, from 1849 to 1974, a local government district in the northwest of England coterminous with the town of Oldham.

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County Borough of Rochdale

Rochdale was, from 1856 to 1974, a local government district coterminate with the town of Rochdale in the northwest of England.

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County Borough of Salford

Salford was, from 1844 to 1974, a local government district in the northwest of England, coterminate with Salford.

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County Borough of Stockport

Stockport was a local government district centred on Stockport in the northwest of England from 1835 to 1974.

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County Borough of Warley

Warley was a short-lived county borough and civil parish in the geographical county of Worcestershire, England, forming part of the West Midlands conurbation.

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County Borough of Wigan

The County Borough of Wigan was, from 1889 to 1974, a local government district centred on Wigan in the northwest of England.

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County council

A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county.

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County Durham

County Durham (locally) is a county in North East England.

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County of London

The County of London was a county of England from 1889 to 1965, corresponding to the area known today as Inner London.

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Coventry

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Cowbridge

Cowbridge (Y Bont-faen) is a market town in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, approximately west of Cardiff (12 miles west of Cardiff Bridge).

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Crosby, Merseyside

Crosby is a coastal town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside, England.

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Cudworth, South Yorkshire

Cudworth is an urban village approximately north-east of Barnsley transport interchange in South Yorkshire, England.

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Cumberland

Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974.

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Cumbria

Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England.

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Custos rotulorum

Custos rotulorum (plural: custodes rotulorum; Latin for "keeper of the rolls") is a civic post which is recognised in the United Kingdom (except Scotland) and in Jamaica.

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Darfield, South Yorkshire

Darfield is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.

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Darlington

Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England.

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Daventry District

Daventry is a local government district in Northamptonshire, England.

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Daventry Rural District

The Daventry Rural District was a rural district in Northamptonshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Denbighshire

Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych) is a county in north-east Wales, named after the historic county of Denbighshire, but with substantially different borders.

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Denbighshire (historic)

Historic Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych) is one of thirteen traditional counties in Wales, a vice-county and a former administrative county, which covers an area in north east Wales.

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Denby Dale

Denby Dale is a village and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England, to the south east of Huddersfield.

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Denholme

Denholme is a small town and civil parish in the Bradford Metropolitan Borough, West Yorkshire, England.

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Denton, Greater Manchester

Denton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, five miles (8 km) east of Manchester city centre.

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Derby

Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.

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Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.

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Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Dewsbury

Dewsbury is a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Didcot

Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire.

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District of Rhondda

Rhondda (Y Rhondda) was a local government district in the geographical area of the Rhondda Valley, south Wales.

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Districts of England

The districts of 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 used for the purposes of local government.

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Districts of Wales

In 1974, Wales was re-divided for local government purposes into thirty-seven districts.

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Doncaster

Doncaster is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England.

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Dorset

Dorset (archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.

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Dronfield

Dronfield is a town in North East Derbyshire in the East Midlands region of England.

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Droylsden

Droylsden is a town in Greater Manchester, England, to the east of Manchester city centre and west-southwest of Ashton-under-Lyne, with a population of 23,172.

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Duchy of Lancaster

The Duchy of Lancaster is, since 1399, the private estate of the British sovereign as Duke of Lancaster.

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Dudley

Dudley is a large town in the county of West Midlands, England, south-east of Wolverhampton and north-west of Birmingham.

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Dukinfield

Dukinfield is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, on the south bank of the River Tame opposite Ashton-under-Lyne, east of Manchester.

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Dyfed

Dyfed is a preserved county of Wales. It was created on 1 April 1974, as an amalgamation of the three pre-existing counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. It was abolished twenty-two years later, on 1 April 1996, when the three original counties were reinstated, Cardiganshire being renamed Ceredigion the following day. The name "Dyfed" is retained for certain ceremonial and other purposes. It is a mostly rural county in southwestern Wales with a coastline on the Irish Sea and the Bristol Channel.

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Earby

Earby is a small town and civil parish within the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England.

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East Dorset

East Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England.

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East Riding of Yorkshire

The East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Yorkshire, is a ceremonial county in the North of England.

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East Suffolk

East Suffolk, along with West Suffolk, was created in 1888 as an administrative county of England.

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East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in South East England.

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East Yorkshire (district)

The Borough of East Yorkshire was one of nine local government districts of the county of Humberside, England from 1 April 1974 to 1 April 1996.

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of Brighton.

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Eccles, Greater Manchester

Eccles (pop. 38,756 (2011)) is a town in Greater Manchester, England, west of Salford and west of Manchester city centre, between the M602 motorway to the north and the Manchester Ship Canal to the south. Historically part of Lancashire, Eccles grew up around the 13th-century Parish Church of St Mary. Evidence of pre-historic human settlement has been discovered locally, but the area was predominantly agricultural until the Industrial Revolution, when a textile industry was established in the town. The arrival of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway, led to the town's expansion along the route of the track linking those two cities. Eccles cakes, first produced and sold in the town in 1793, are now exported across the world.

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Edeirnion

Edeirnion or Edeyrnion is an area of the county of Denbighshire and an ancient commote of medieval Wales in the cantref of Penllyn.

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Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

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Elland

Elland is a market town in Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port is a town and port in Cheshire, England, part of the Cheshire West and Chester local authority.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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England and Wales

England and Wales is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom.

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Eponym

An eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or after which something is named, or believed to be named.

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Essex

Essex is a county in the East of England.

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European Communities

The European Communities (EC), sometimes referred to as the European Community,;; were three international organizations that were governed by the same set of institutions.

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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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Failsworth

Failsworth is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, northeast of Manchester and southwest of Oldham.

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Farnborough is a town in north east Hampshire, England, part of the borough of Rushmoor and the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area.

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Farnworth

Farnworth is a town and an unparished area within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.

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Featherstone

Featherstone is a town and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, two miles south-west of Pontefract.

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Felling, Tyne and Wear

Felling is an eastern suburb of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

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Filey

Filey is a small town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England.

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Finningley

Finningley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England.

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Fleet, Hampshire

Fleet is a town and civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England, located 36 miles (58 km) southwest of London and 10 miles (16 km) east of Basingstoke.

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Flintshire

Flintshire (Sir y Fflint) is a principal area of Wales, known as a county.

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Flintshire (historic)

Flintshire (Sir y Fflint), also known as the County of Flint, is one of Wales' thirteen historic counties, and a former administrative county (and a vice-county).

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Forest Heath

Forest Heath is a local government district in Suffolk, England.

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Formby

Formby is a civil parish and town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England, which had a population of 22,419 at the 2011 Census.

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Frome

Frome is a town and civil parish in eastern Somerset, England.

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Garforth

See also People named Garforth. Garforth is a village within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Gateshead

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport (also known as London Gatwick) is a major international airport near Crawley in southeast England, south of Central London.

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George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy

Thomas George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, PC (29 January 1909 – 22 September 1997) was a British Labour Party politician and Speaker of the House of Commons.

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Glamorgan

Glamorgan, or sometimes Glamorganshire, (Morgannwg or Sir Forgannwg) is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county of Wales.

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Gloucester

Gloucester is a city and district in Gloucestershire, England, of which it is the county town.

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Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.

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Glyncorrwg

Glyncorrwg is a village in the Afan Valley, in southern Wales.

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Golborne

Golborne (go:bə:n) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Goole

Goole is a town, civil parish and inland port located at junction 36 off the M62 via the A614 and approximately from the North Sea at the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, although historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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Goole Rural District

Goole was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Gosforth

Gosforth is an affluent, well established area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, situated to the north of the city centre.

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Graham Page

Sir Rodney Graham Page (30 June 1911 – 1 October 1981) was a British Conservative Party politician.

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Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England.

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Greater London

Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.

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Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2,782,100.

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Grimsby

Grimsby, also known as Great Grimsby, is a large coastal English town and seaport in North East Lincolnshire, of which it is the administrative centre.

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Gwent (county)

Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales.

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Gwynedd

Gwynedd is a county in Wales, sharing borders with Powys, Conwy, Anglesey over the Menai Strait, and Ceredigion over the River Dyfi.

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Hale, Greater Manchester

Hale is a village and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Halesowen

Halesowen is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands, England.

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Halesworth

Halesworth is a small market town and electoral ward, in the northeastern corner of Suffolk, England.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire

Halifax is a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England.

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Hampshire

Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.

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Harborough

Harborough is a local government district of Leicestershire, England, named after its main town, Market Harborough.

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Harrogate

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England.

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Hartlepool

Hartlepool is a town in County Durham, England.

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Harwich

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east.

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Hastings

Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of the county town of Lewes and south east of London.

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Haverhill, Suffolk

Haverhill is a market town and civil parish in the county of Suffolk, England, next to the borders of Essex and Cambridgeshire.

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Haydock

Haydock is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

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Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District

Hazel Grove and Bramhall was a civil parish - Hazel Grove and Bramhall parish and urban district - Hazel Grove and Bramhall UD in north east Cheshire, England from 1900 to 1974.

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Heath ministry

Edward Heath of the Conservative Party formed the Heath ministry and was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II on 19 June 1970, following the 18 June general election.

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Hebburn

Hebburn is a small town situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in North East England sandwiched between the towns of Jarrow and Gateshead and to the south of Walker.

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Hebden Royd

Hebden Royd is a civil parish with a town council in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England.

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Heckmondwike

Heckmondwike is a town and electoral ward in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, south west of Leeds.

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Hemsworth

Hemsworth is a small town and civil parish on the edge of West Yorkshire, England.

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Hemsworth Rural District

Hemsworth was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Henley Rural District

Henley was a rural district in Oxfordshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, northeast of Reading, west of Maidenhead and southeast of Oxford, near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Hepton Rural District

Hepton was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, from 1894 to 1974.

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Hereford

Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England.

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Hereford and Worcester

Hereford and Worcester was an English county created on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 from the areas of the former administrative county of Herefordshire, most of Worcestershire (except Halesowen, Stourbridge and Warley, which became part of the West Midlands) and the county borough of Worcester.

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Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council.

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Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Hetton-le-Hole

Hetton-le-Hole is a town and civil parish situated in the City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

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Heywood, Greater Manchester

Heywood is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

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High sheriff

A high sheriff is a ceremonial officer for each shrieval county of England and Wales and Northern Ireland or the chief sheriff of a number of paid sheriffs in U.S. states who outranks and commands the others in their court-related functions.

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Hindley, Greater Manchester

Hindley is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England.

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Historic counties of Wales

The historic counties of Wales are sub-divisions of Wales.

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Hockley Heath

Hockley Heath is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, West Midlands, England.

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Holderness (borough)

Holderness was a local government district and borough in northern England, named for the Holderness peninsula.

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Holmfirth

Holmfirth is a small town on the A6024 Woodhead Road in the Holme Valley, within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England.

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Horbury

Horbury is a town in the City of Wakefield, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England and part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area.

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Horley

Horley is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, England.

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Horsforth

Horsforth is a suburb and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England, lying about five miles north west of Leeds city centre.

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Horwich

Horwich is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

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Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton-le-Spring is a town in North East England, which has its recorded origins in Norman times.

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Hoylake

Hoylake is a seaside town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England.

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Hoyland

Hoyland is a town near Barnsley in Northern England.

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Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England.

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Humber

The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.

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Humberside

Humberside was a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county in Northern England from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996.

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Huntingdon and Peterborough

Huntingdon and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative and geographical county in East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

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Huyton with Roby Urban District

Huyton with Roby Urban District was a local government district in Lancashire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Hyde, Greater Manchester

Hyde is a town in Greater Manchester, England, which in 2011 had a population of 34,003.

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Hyndburn

Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England, whose council is based in Accrington, and the district is named after the River Hyndburn.

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Ilkley

Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England.

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Ince-in-Makerfield

Ince-in-Makerfield or Ince is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Irlam

Irlam is a town in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.

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Jarrow

Jarrow is a town in north-east England, located on the River Tyne.

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Justice of the peace

A justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer, of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission (letters patent) to keep the peace.

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Kearsley

Kearsley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

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Keighley

Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Keresley

Keresley is a village and civil parish in the City of Coventry, West Midlands, England, about north of Coventry city centre.

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Kesteven

The Parts of Kesteven are a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England.

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Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Kirkburton

Kirkburton is a village, civil parish and local government ward in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England, south east of Huddersfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees.

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Kirkby

Kirkby is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England.

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Kirklees

Kirklees is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, governed by Kirklees Council with the status of a metropolitan borough.

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Kiveton Park Rural District

Kiveton Park was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

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Knaresborough

Knaresborough is an historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

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Knottingley

Knottingley is a town within the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England on the River Aire and the old A1 road before it was bypassed as the A1(M).

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Lancashire

Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.

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Law of agency

The law of agency is an area of commercial law dealing with a set of contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual fiduciary relationships that involve a person, called the agent, that is authorized to act on behalf of another (called the principal) to create legal relations with a third party.

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Leeds

Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Lees, Greater Manchester

Lees is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, which lies amongst the Pennines east of the River Medlock, east of Oldham, and east-northeast of Manchester.

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Leicester

Leicester ("Lester") is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.

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Leicestershire

Leicestershire (abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.

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Leominster (district)

Leominster (district) was a local government district in England from 1 April 1974 to 1 April 1998 with its administrative seat in the town of Leominster.

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Lincoln, England

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England.

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Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.

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Lindsey, Lincolnshire

The Parts of Lindsey are a traditional division of Lincolnshire, England, covering the northern part of the county.

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List of English districts

This is a list of the districts of England, a type of country subdivision governed by a local authority, that cover all of England.

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Litherland

Litherland is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside.

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Little Lever

Little Lever is a large village within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.

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Littleborough, Greater Manchester

Littleborough is a town.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Llanelly

Llanelly (Llanelli) is the name of both a parish and community in the principal area of Monmouthshire, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire, south-east Wales.

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Llanrwst

Llanrwst (meaning "church or parish of Saint Grwst") is a small market town and community on the A470 road and the River Conwy, in Conwy County Borough, Wales.

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Llwchwr

Llwchwr is a community at the far western edge of the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK.

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Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971

The Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 was an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, passed in 1971 to replace the previous system of local authorities established by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.

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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that altered local government in Scotland on 16 May 1975.

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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

The Local Government (Northern Ireland) Act 1972 (1972 c. 9) was an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland that constituted district councils to administer the twenty-six local government districts created by the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971, and abolished the existing local authorities in Northern Ireland.

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Local Government Boundary Commission for England (1972)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) was the statutory body established under the Local Government Act 1972 to settle the boundaries, names and electoral arrangements of the non-metropolitan districts which came into existence in 1974, and for their periodic review.

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Local Government Commission for England (1958–1967)

The Local Government Commission for England was established by the Local Government Act 1958 to review the organisation of local government, and make "such proposals as are hereinafter authorised for effecting changes appearing to the Commissions desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government".

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Local Government Commission for England (1992)

The Local Government Commission for England was the body responsible for reviewing the structure of local government in England from 1992 to 2002.

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Local Government Commission for Wales

The Local Government Commission for Wales was established by the Local Government Act 1958 to review the organisation of local government in Wales and to make recommendations for its reform.

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Local government in the United Kingdom

Local government in the United Kingdom has origins that pre-date the United Kingdom itself, as each of the four countries of the United Kingdom has its own separate system.

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Local government in Wales

Since 1 April 1996, Wales has been divided into 22 single-tier principal areas for local government purposes.

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London boroughs

The London boroughs are 32 of the 33 local authority districts of the Greater London administrative area (the 33rd is the City of London).

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London Government Act 1963

The London Government Act 1963 (c. 33) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which recognised officially the conurbation known as Greater London and created a new local government structure for the capital.

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Long Eaton

Long Eaton is a town in the Erewash district of Derbyshire, England.

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Longbenton

Longbenton is a district of North Tyneside, England.

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Longdendale

Longdendale is a valley in Northern England, north of Glossop and southwest of Holmfirth.

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Lonsdale Hundred

The Lonsdale Hundred is an historic hundred of Lancashire, England.

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Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant is the British monarch's personal representative in each county of the United Kingdom.

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Lothingland Rural District

Lothingland was a rural district in East Suffolk, England, named after the ancient half-hundred of Lothingland which was merged with Mutford half-hundred in 1763 to form Mutford and Lothingland.

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Lowestoft

Lowestoft is a town and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk.

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Luton

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.

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Magistrate

The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.

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Maltby, South Yorkshire

Maltby is a former mining town and civil parish of 16,688 inhabitants (2011) in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

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Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

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Marple, Greater Manchester

Marple is a small town within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Medina, Isle of Wight

Medina was a non-metropolitan district with the status of a borough on the Isle of Wight in England from 1974 to 1995.

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Meltham

Meltham is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Meriden Gap

The Meriden Gap is a mostly rural area located in the West Midlands between Solihull and Coventry.

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Meriden Rural District

The Meriden Rural District was a rural district of Warwickshire, England, which existed between 1894 and 1974.

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Merionethshire

Merionethshire or Merioneth (Meirionnydd or Sir Feirionnydd) is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, a vice county and a former administrative county.

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Merseyside

Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1.38 million.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England

Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of subdivisions of England used for the purposes of local government outside Greater London and the Isles of Scilly.

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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.

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Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley

The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England; its main town is Barnsley.

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Metropolitan Borough of Bolton

The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Bury

The Metropolitan Borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England, just north of Manchester, which consists of six towns: Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich.

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Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire in Yorkshire and the Humber Region of England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Dudley

The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley is a metropolitan borough of West Midlands in England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead

The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, in North East England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Oldham

The Metropolitan Borough of Oldham is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale

The Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

The Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England, was formed on 1 April 1974 by the amalgamation of the county boroughs of Bootle and Southport, the municipal borough of Crosby, the urban districts of Formby and Litherland, and part of West Lancashire Rural District within the new county of Merseyside.

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Metropolitan Borough of Solihull

The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough of the West Midlands, in west-central England.

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Metropolitan Borough of St Helens

The Metropolitan Borough of St Helens is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Stockport

The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Walsall

The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall is a local government district in the West Midlands, England, with the status of a metropolitan borough.

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Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England.

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Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England.

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Metropolitan county

The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level administrative division of England.

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Mexborough

Mexborough is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England.

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Michael Fidler

Michael M. Fidler (10 February 1916 – 5 September 1989) was a British Conservative Party politician.

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Mid Glamorgan

Mid Glamorgan (Morgannwg Ganol) is a preserved county of Wales.

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Mid Sussex

Mid Sussex is a local government district in the English county of West Sussex.

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Middleton, Greater Manchester

Middleton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irk southwest of Rochdale and northeast of Manchester city centre.

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Milnrow

Milnrow (pop. 13,062 (2011)) is a suburban town within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Mirfield

Mirfield is a small town and civil parish in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England.

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Mole Valley

Mole Valley is a local government district in Surrey, England.

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Monmouthshire (historic)

Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth (Sir Fynwy), is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county.

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Montgomeryshire

Montgomeryshire, also known as Maldwyn (Sir Drefaldwyn meaning "the Shire of Baldwin's town") is one of thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales.

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Morley, West Yorkshire

Morley is a market town and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Mossley

Mossley (/ˈmɒzli/) is a small town and a civil parish in Greater Manchester, England, in the upper Tame Valley and the foothills of the Pennines, southeast of Oldham and east of Manchester.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Municipal Borough of Leigh

The Municipal Borough of Leigh was, from 1899 to 1974, a local government district of the administrative county of Lancashire, England, consisting of the townships of Pennington, Westleigh, Bedford and part of the township of Atherton and named after the ancient ecclesiastcal parish.

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Municipal Borough of Swinton and Pendlebury

Swinton and Pendlebury was a local government district of the administrative county of Lancashire, England.

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Neath

Neath (Castell-nedd) is a town and community situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot, Wales with a population of 19,258 in 2011.

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Neston

Neston is a small residential town and civil parish in the borough of Cheshire West and Chester.

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New Mills

New Mills is a town in Derbyshire, England, approximately south-east of Stockport and from Manchester.

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Newburn

Newburn is a semi rural village, parish, electoral ward and former urban district in western Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, from the North Sea.

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Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London.

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Newport, Wales

Newport (Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales.

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Newton-le-Willows

Newton-le-Willows is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.

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Non-metropolitan county

A non-metropolitan county, or colloquially, shire county, is a county-level entity in England that is not a metropolitan county.

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Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England.

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Normanton, West Yorkshire

Normanton is a town and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.

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North Devon

North Devon is a local government district in Devon, England.

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North Dorset

North Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England.

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North Riding of Yorkshire

The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings) of the English county of Yorkshire, alongside the East and West Ridings.

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North Shropshire

North Shropshire was a local government district in Shropshire, England.

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North Tyneside

The Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, and is part of the Tyneside conurbation.

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North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county (or shire county) and larger ceremonial county in England.

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Northampton

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.

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Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England.

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Northumberland

Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) is a county in North East England.

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Norwich

Norwich (also) is a city on the River Wensum in East Anglia and lies approximately north-east of London.

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Nottingham

Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, north of London, in the East Midlands.

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Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire (pronounced or; abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

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Oadby and Wigston

Oadby and Wigston is a local government district and borough in the English county of Leicestershire.

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Orrell, Greater Manchester

Orrell is a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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Osgoldcross Rural District

Osgoldcross Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Ossett

Ossett is a market town in within the metropolitan district of the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

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Otley

Otley is a market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

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Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Oxonium, the Latin name for Oxford) is a county in South East England.

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Parts of Holland

The Parts of Holland is a historical subdivision used in south-east Lincolnshire, England from 1889 to 1974.

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Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire (or; Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales.

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Penarth

Penarth is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg), Wales, approximately southwest of Cardiff city centre on the north shore of the Severn Estuary at the southern end of Cardiff Bay.

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Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Penderyn is a rural village in Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

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Penistone

Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census.

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Penistone Rural District

Penistone Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester

Peter Edward Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, (25 March 1932 – 23 June 2010) was a British politician.

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Plymouth

Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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Pontefract

Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 (or Great North Road) and the M62 motorway.

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Pontypridd

Pontypridd often colloquially known as Ponty, is both a community and the county town of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, and is situated 12 miles (19 km) north of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff.

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Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.

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Powys

Powys is a principal area, a county and one of the preserved counties of Wales.

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Poynton

Poynton is a town in Cheshire, England, on the easternmost fringe of the Cheshire Plain south-southeast of Manchester, north of Macclesfield, and south of Stockport.

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Prescot

Prescot is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England.

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Preserved counties of Wales

The preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for the ceremonial purposes of lieutenancy and shrievalty.

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Preston, Lancashire

Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble.

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Prestwich

Prestwich is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England, north of Manchester city centre, north of Salford and south of Bury.

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Pudsey

Pudsey is a market town in West Yorkshire, England.

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Purbeck District

Purbeck is a local government district in Dorset, England.

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Queensbury and Shelf Urban District

Queensbury and Shelf was an urban district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1937 to 1974.

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Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

Radcliffe is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Radnorshire

Radnor or Radnorshire (Sir Faesyfed) is a sparsely populated area, one of thirteen historic and former administrative counties of Wales.

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Rainford

Rainford is a village and civil parish within Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England.

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Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Rates (tax)

Rates are a type of property tax system in the United Kingdom, and in places with systems deriving from the British one, the proceeds of which are used to fund local government.

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Rawmarsh

Rawmarsh (locally) is a large village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England.

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Reading, Berkshire

Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.

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Redcar and Cleveland

The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority area of North Yorkshire in the North East of England, consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Eston, Skelton and Loftus.

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Redcliffe-Maud Report

The Redcliffe-Maud Report (Cmnd. 4040) is the name generally given to the report published by the Royal Commission on Local Government in England 1966–1969 under the chairmanship of Lord Redcliffe-Maud.

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Reigate and Banstead

Reigate and Banstead is a local government district with borough status in East Surrey, England.

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Rhymney

Rhymney (Rhymni) is a town and a community located in the county borough of Caerphilly in South Wales, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.

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Rhymney Valley

The Rhymney Valley is one of the South Wales valleys.

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Ringway, Manchester

Ringway is a civil parish on the southern border of Manchester, England.

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Ripponden

Ripponden is a village and civil parish on the River Ryburn near Halifax in West Yorkshire, England.

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River Clwyd

The River Clwyd (Welsh: Afon Clwyd) is a river in Wales that rises in the Clocaenog Forest northwest of Corwen.

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River Stour, Suffolk

The River Stour is a river in East Anglia, England.

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River Tamar

The Tamar (Dowr Tamar) is a river in south west England, that forms most of the border between Devon (to the east) and Cornwall (to the west).

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Rossendale

Rossendale is a district with borough status in Lancashire, England, holding a number of small former mill towns centred on the valley of the River Irwell in the industrial North West.

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Rotherham

Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, which together with its conurbation and outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with a recorded population of 257,280 in the 2011 census.

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Rothwell, West Yorkshire

Rothwell is a market town in the south east of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

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Royal Commission

A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.

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Royal Commission on the Constitution (United Kingdom)

The Royal Commission on the Constitution, also referred to as the Kilbrandon Commission (initially the Crowther Commission) or Kilbrandon Report, was a long-running royal commission set up by Harold Wilson's Labour government to examine the structures of the constitution of the United Kingdom and the British Islands and the government of its constituent countries, and to consider whether any changes should be made to those structures.

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Royston, South Yorkshire

Royston is a suburban village within the Metropolitan borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England.

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Royton

Royton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 21,284 in 2011.

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Rural district

Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.

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Rutland

Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.

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Ryton, Tyne and Wear

Ryton is a semi-rural small town near the western border of the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, being 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Saddleworth

Saddleworth is a civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England.

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Sale, Greater Manchester

Sale is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

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Sandwell

Sandwell is a metropolitan borough of the West Midlands county in England.

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Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England.

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Seaham

Seaham, formerly Seaham Harbour, is a small town in County Durham, situated south of Sunderland and east of Durham.

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Seaton Valley Urban District

Seaton Valley was an urban district in Northumberland, England, from 1935 to 1974, at which point it was split between the districts of North Tyneside and Blyth Valley.

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Secretary of State for the Environment

The Secretary of State for the Environment was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Department of the Environment (DoE).

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Sedbergh

Sedbergh is a small town and civil parish in Cumbria, England.

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Sedbergh Rural District

Sedbergh Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire in England from 1894 to its abolition in 1974.

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Seisdon Rural District

Seisdon was a rural district in Staffordshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Selby

Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England.

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Shaw and Crompton

Shaw and Crompton is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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Shipley, West Yorkshire

Shipley is a town and commuter-suburb within the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, north of Bradford.

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Shropshire

Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Silsden

Silsden is a town and civil parish situated in West Yorkshire, England.

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Simonswood

Simonswood is a civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England.

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Skelmersdale and Holland

Skelmersdale and Holland was an urban district in Lancashire, England from 1968 to 1974.

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Skipton Rural District

Skipton was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

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Slough

Slough is a large town in Berkshire, England, on the western fringes of the Greater London Urban Area, west of central London, north of Windsor, east of Maidenhead, south-east of High Wycombe and north-east of the county town of Reading.

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Social services

Social services are a range of public services provided by the government, private, and non-profit organizations.

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Solihull

Solihull is a large town in the West Midlands of England with a population of 206,700 in the 2011 Census.

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Somerset

Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.

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South East Dorset conurbation

The South East Dorset conurbation (also known as the South Dorset conurbation, Poole-Bournemouth urban area and Bournemouth urban area) is a multi-centred conurbation on the south coast of Dorset in England.

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South Glamorgan

South Glamorgan (De Morgannwg) is a preserved county of Wales.

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South Glamorgan County Council

South Glamorgan County Council (Cyngor Sir De Morgannwg) was the local government authority that administered the county of South Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 till 1996.

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South Herefordshire

South Herefordshire was one of nine local government districts of the English county of Hereford and Worcester from 1974 to 1998.

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South Holland, Lincolnshire

South Holland is a local government district of Lincolnshire.

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South Northamptonshire

South Northamptonshire is a district in Northamptonshire, England.

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South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, England, about downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne.

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South Shropshire

South Shropshire was, between 1974 and 2009, a local government district in south west Shropshire, England.

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South Turton

South Turton is an unparished area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England.

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South Tyneside

South Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East England.

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South Wight

South Wight was a non-metropolitan district with the status of a borough on the Isle of Wight in England from 1974 to 1995.

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South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England.

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Southampton

Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.

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Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England.

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Southport

Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England.

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Southwold

Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk.

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Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge is a market town in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England.

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Spenborough

Spenborough was, from 1915 to 1974, a local government district in the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding, England.

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St Helens, Merseyside

St Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England.

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St Mellons

St Mellons (Llaneirwg) is a district and suburb of southeastern Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

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Staffordshire

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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Stalybridge

Stalybridge is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 23,731 at the 2011 Census.

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Standish-with-Langtree

Standish-with-Langtree was, and to a limited extent remains, a local government district centred on Standish, Greater Manchester, in North West England.

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Stanley, West Yorkshire

Stanley is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.

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Startforth Rural District

Startforth Rural District was a rural district in the North Riding of the historic county of Yorkshire in the Pennines of northern England.

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Statutory instrument

In many countries, a statutory instrument is a form of delegated legislation.

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Statutory instrument (UK)

A statutory instrument (SI) is the principal form in which delegated legislation is made in Great Britain.

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Stocksbridge

Stocksbridge is a small town and civil parish, in the City of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England.

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Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire, England, with an area of.

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Stourbridge

Stourbridge is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands county of England.

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Stretford

Stretford is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, on flat ground between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, southwest of Manchester city centre, south of Salford and northeast of Altrincham.

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Suffolk

Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.

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Sunderland

Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh, 104 miles north-northeast of Manchester, 77 miles north of Leeds, and 240 miles north-northwest of London.

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Surrey

Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.

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Sutton Coldfield

The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, more colloquially known as Sutton Coldfield or simply Sutton, is a town and civil parish in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

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Swansea

Swansea (Abertawe), is a coastal city and county, officially known as the City and County of Swansea (Dinas a Sir Abertawe) in Wales, UK.

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Swinton, South Yorkshire

Swinton is a suburban town within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England on part of the west bank of the River Don.

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Tadcaster Rural District

Tadcaster Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

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Tameside

The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England.

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Taunton Deane

Taunton Deane is a local government district with borough status in Somerset, England.

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Teesdale

Teesdale is a dale, or valley, of the east side of the Pennines in County Durham, England.

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Teesside

Teesside is the conurbation in the north east of England around the urban centre of Middlesbrough that is primarily made up of the towns Billingham, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby and surrounding settlements near the River Tees.

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The Boldons

The Boldons are a group of three small villages in the north east of England - East Boldon, West Boldon and Boldon Colliery - north of Sunderland, east of Newcastle and south of South Shields and Jarrow.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Tickhill

Tickhill is a small town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with Nottinghamshire.

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Tintwistle Rural District

Tintwistle Rural District was a local government district in north east Cheshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Todmorden

Todmorden (locally or) is a market town and civil parish in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England.

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Torbay

Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council.

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Torridge

Torridge is a local government district in North Devon, England.

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Tottington, Greater Manchester

Tottington is a small town between Bury and Ramsbottom on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.

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Trafford

Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England, with an estimated population of 233,300 in 2015.

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Tyldesley Urban District

Tyldesley cum Shakerley Urban District and its successor Tyldesley Urban District was, from 1894 to 1974, a local government district in Lancashire, England.

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Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear.

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Tynemouth

Tynemouth is a town and a historic borough in Tyne and Wear, England at the mouth of the River Tyne, being 8.1 miles (13.0 km) east-northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Tyneside

Tyneside is a conurbation on the banks of the River Tyne in North East England which includes Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tynemouth, Wallsend, South Shields, and Jarrow.

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Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.

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Unitary authorities of England

Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.

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Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

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United Kingdom general election, 1970

The 1970 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 18 June 1970.

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United Kingdom general election, February 1974

The February 1974 United Kingdom general election was held on the 28th day of that month.

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United Kingdom local elections, 1973

The first elections to the new local authorities established by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales and the new Northern Ireland district councils created by the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 took place in 1973.

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University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

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Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

In England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.

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Urmston

Urmston is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, which had a population of 41,825 at the 2011 Census.

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Vale of White Horse

The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

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Vaynor

Vaynor (Welsh: Y Faenor, meaning "The Manor") is a village and community (formerly a parish) in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Wakefield

Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 99,251 at the 2011 census.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Wallasey

Wallasey is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England, on the mouth of the River Mersey, at the northeastern corner of the Wirral Peninsula.

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Wallsend

Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England.

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Walsall

Walsall is an industrial town in the West Midlands of England.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

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Wardle, Greater Manchester

Wardle (pop. 7,092) is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Warrington

Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, east of Liverpool, and west of Manchester.

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Warwickshire

Warwickshire (abbreviated Warks) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

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Washington, Tyne and Wear

Washington is a new town in the City of Sunderland local government district of Tyne and Wear, England, and part of historic County Durham.

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Water Act 1973

The Water Act 1973 (1973 c.37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reorganised the water, sewage and river management industry in England and Wales.

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Wath-upon-Dearne

Wath-upon-Dearne (also known as Wath-on-Dearne or simply Wath) is a small town on the south side of the Dearne Valley in the historic county of the West Riding of Yorkshire and the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, lying 5 miles (8 km) north of Rotherham, almost midway between Barnsley and Doncaster.

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Wear Valley

Wear Valley was, from 1974 to 2009, a local government district in County Durham, England.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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Welsh Office

The Welsh Office (Swyddfa Gymreig) was a department in the Government of the United Kingdom with responsibilities for Wales.

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West Bromwich

West Bromwich is a town in the borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England.

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West Glamorgan

West Glamorgan (Gorllewin Morgannwg) is a preserved county and former administrative county of Wales, one of the divisions of the ancient county of Glamorgan.

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West Lancashire Rural District

West Lancashire was a rural district from 1894 to 1974 in Lancashire, England.

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West Midlands (county)

The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England.

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West Riding of Yorkshire

The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England.

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West Somerset

West Somerset is a local government district in the English county of Somerset.

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West Suffolk

West Suffolk was an administrative county of England created in 1889 from part of the county of Suffolk.

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West Sussex

West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel.

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West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England.

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Westhoughton

Westhoughton is a town and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.

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Westmorland

Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland;R. Wilkinson The British Isles, Sheet The British Isles. even older spellings are Westmerland and Westmereland) is a historic county in north west England.

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Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare is a seaside town in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill.

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Wetherby Rural District

Wetherby was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

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Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth and Portland is a local government district and borough in Dorset, England.

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Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, on the River Goyt southeast of Manchester, north of Buxton, east of Macclesfield and west of Sheffield.

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Wharfedale Rural District

Wharfedale was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

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Whickham

Whickham is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, North East England, south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, and is situated on high ground overlooking the River Tyne.

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Whiston Rural District

Whiston Rural District was a rural district of the administrative county of Lancashire, England.

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Whitby

Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire.

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Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Whitefield (pop. 23,283) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is a seaside town on the north east coast of England.

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Widnes

Widnes is an industrial town in Halton, Cheshire, Northwest England.

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Wigan Rural District

Wigan Rural District was an administrative district in Lancashire, England from 1894 to 1974.

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Wilmslow

Wilmslow is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, that is south of Manchester.

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Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.

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Wiltshire County Council

Wiltshire County Council (established in 1889) was the county council of Wiltshire in the South West of England, an elected local Government body responsible for most local government services in the county.

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Wirral Peninsula

Wirral, also known as The Wirral, is a peninsula in northwest England.

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Wirral Urban District

Wirral was an urban district in Cheshire, England from 1933 to 1974.

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Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Wombwell

Wombwell is a town near Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.

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Worcester

Worcester is a city in Worcestershire, England, southwest of Birmingham, west-northwest of London, north of Gloucester and northeast of Hereford.

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Worcestershire

Worcestershire (written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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Worsbrough

Worsbrough is an area about two miles south of Barnsley in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.

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Worsley

Worsley is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Wortley Rural District

Wortley was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, situated to the north-west of the county borough of Sheffield.

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York

York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

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2009 structural changes to local government in England

Structural changes to local government in England were effected on 1 April 2009, whereby a number of new unitary authorities were created in parts of the country which previously operated a 'two-tier' system of counties and districts.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Government_Act_1972

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