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Encyclopedia > Boundary Committee for England

The Boundary Committee for England is an independent body in England responsible for defining borders for local elections; and for conducting reviews of local government areas. It is a committee of the Electoral Commission. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The Electoral Commission is an independent body with powers in the United Kingdom, which was created by an Act of Parliament, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. ...


Between 1996 and 2004 it (or its predecessor the Local Government Commission for England) reviewed and proposed changes in the electoral arrangements for all district, unitary councils and County Council areas in England. The changes have been implemented as and when the respective authorities came up for one of their regular elections; the last was implemented in time for the elections on May 5, 2005. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Committee was also requested to draw up proposals for systems of unitary government in the North West England, North East England and Yorkshire and the Humber regions, to be implemented if proposals for elected Regional Assemblies were approved by referendum. Draft proposals were produced for consultation on December 1, 2003 and final proposals were released on May 25, 2004. See Subdivisions of England#Proposed changes for details. North West England is one of the regions of England. ... North East England is one of the regions of England. ... Yorkshire and The Humber is one of the regions of England. ... The Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003 (2003 c 10) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For local government purposes, England is divided into three types of areas - non-unitary authorities, unitary authorities, and London boroughs. ...


On Thursday 4 November 2004 the referendum for the North East decided by a margin of 78% to 22% against an elected regional assembly. On 8 November the Deputy Prime Minister announced "I will not therefore be bringing forward orders for referendums in either the North West, or Yorkshire and the Humber". November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ...

  • Statement by Deputy Prime Minister

The equivalent bodies operating in other parts of the United Kingdom are the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales, the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland and the Local Government Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland. The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales (known in Welsh as Comisiwn Ffiniau Llywodraeth Leol i Gymru) is an independent body in Wales responsible for defining borders for local elections. ... The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is an independent body in Scotland responsible for reviewing electoral arrangements for local elections. ...


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Boundary Committee for England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
The Boundary Committee for England is an independent body in England responsible for defining borders for local elections; and for conducting reviews of local government areas.
Between 1996 and 2004 it (or its predecessor the Local Government Commission for England) reviewed and proposed changes in the electoral arrangements for all district, unitary councils and County Council areas in England.
The Committee was also requested to draw up proposals for systems of unitary government in the North West England, North East England and Yorkshire and the Humber regions, to be implemented if proposals for elected Regional Assemblies were approved by referendum.
Regions of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (968 words)
England is divided into nine regions each containing one or more county level entities.
The regions were created in 1994 by John Major's government and from 1996 have been used as England's European Parliament constituencies and as statistical NUTS level 1 regions.
A referendum was held in the North East region of England on November 4, 2004; in it the voters rejected the proposal that this region should have an elected regional assembly.
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