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history of local government in England

Josef Redlich

history of local government in England

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Published by Macmillan .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J. Redlich and F. W. Hirst.
ContributionsHirst, Francis W.
The Physical Object
Pagination261p.
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13723731M

The shire was divided into an unlimited number of hundreds or wapentakes in the Danelaw counties of YorkshireDerbyshireLeicestershireNorthamptonshireNottinghamshireRutland and Lincolnshire. The municipal boroughs reformed after were brought into this system as special cases of urban districts. The 17th century was dominated by the struggle between king and parliament. History and many post-war reforms shape local government in the UK 10 May There is no single pattern of local government in the United Kingdom.

In the event, only a London Assembly and directly elected Mayor was established. The counties themselves remained more-or-less static between the Law in Wales Acts of —42, and the Great Reform Act of The Regent was known for his extravagance and liking for women. The charismatic Winston Churchill became the war-time Prime Minister in and his speeches encouraged the British to fight off the attempted German invasion. Finally in civil war broke out. The king's inability to communicate well with his government and subjects led him to appoint a de facto Prime Minister in the person of Robert Walpole

Originally a hundred was one hundred families or one hundred hides, the amount of land needed to support a family. Districts which succeeded to such powers were permitted to style themselves 'borough councils' as opposed to 'district councils' - however, the difference was purely ceremonial. At the time of the Norman conquest true urban centres were few in England, but during the early medieval period a growing population and increased mercantile activity led to an increase in the importance of towns. Richard I "Lionheart" was hardly ever in England, too busy defending his French possessions or fighting the infidels in the Holy Land. The Act allowed unincorporated towns to petition for incorporation.


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When Wessex conquered the petty kingdoms history of local government in England book southern England, namely Cent and that of the South Saxonsthese were simply reconstituted as shires modern Kent and Sussex respectively.

This report was accepted by the Labour Party government of the time despite considerable opposition, but the Conservative Party won the June general electionand on a manifesto that committed them to a two-tier structure.

In the s many English cities became unitary authorities. The role of government in maintaining law and order In the Anglo-Saxon state there was a hierarchy of courts in each shire and borough. Henry III offered to fund the pope's wars if the pope agreed to let his son, Edmund, become king of Sicily.

He was a powerful ruler, and the last British monarch to personally lead his troops into battle. Two kings George I and George II spent a great deal of time in Hanover Germany so government was often left in the hands of the king's ministers, the Cabinet.

The Act required members of town councils municipal corporations in England and Wales to be elected by ratepayers and councils to publish their financial accounts. This county absorbed the Metropolitan Board of Workswhich had been established in specifically to maintain the infrastructure of London.

Hanoverian composer G. War began in Marry died childless of ovarian cancer inand her half-sister Elizabeth ascended the throne. They were run by volunteers; often there was no-one who could be held responsible for the failure to undertake the required duties.

The latter years of her reign were dominated by two influential Prime Ministers, Benjamin Disraeli and his rival William Ewart Gladstone In some boroughs, corporations had become self-perpetuating oligarchieswith membership of the corporation being for life, and vacancies filled by co-option.

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Kings had limited power in the Middle Ages and rebellion was easy. For the purposes of local government in England today, counties is generally taken to mean the 34 administrative counties created in under the History of local government in England book Government Act of that year.

At the same time the population of the borough was lower than when it had been created in Each of the new counties was then endowed with a county council, to generally administer the county, and provide certain county-wide services, such as policing, social services and public transport.

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