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A County constituency is a A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. It can be used to describe a businesss customer base and shareholders, or a charitys donors or those it serves. The most common meaning of constituency occurs in politics and means the... constituency in the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... United Kingdom that covers a predominantly rural area. Candidates in these constituencies are allowed higher expenses than those in A borough constituency is, in the United Kingdom, a Parliamentary constituency that is predominantly urban and thus designated to be a borough constituency. Borough constituencies are the successors to the historic parliamentary boroughs. There are some technical election-law related differences between borough and county constituencies governing the maxmum amount... Borough Constituencies (or Burgh constituencies in Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a land boundary with England in the island of Great Britain and is otherwise bounded by seas and oceans. These boundaries... Scotland), as they need to travel more.

  • For In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. The Commons generally holds much more power than the upper house (the senate or House of Lords). The leader of the majority party in the House of Commons... House of Commons elections, the allowance is £7,150 and 7p per elector.
  • For The Northern Ireland Assembly is a 108-member legislative body for Northern Ireland that sits at Stormont with powers devolved to it from the Westminster parliament. It is created as a power sharing body, so that every party is represented in the executive body of the assembly in numbers according... Northern Ireland Assembly elections, the allowance is £5,483 and 6.2p per elector.
  • For The Scottish Parliament (PĂ rlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national legislature of Scotland. The original Scottish Parliament (or Estates of Scotland) was abolished by the Act of Union 1707 to form a Parliament of Great Britain. The current Parliament was established by the... Scottish Parliament elections, the allowance is £5,761 and 6.5p per elector.
  • For The National Assembly for Wales (or NAW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was established in 1998, following a 1997 referendum in which a small majority of voters (but not the electorate) voted in favour of the Labour Governments plans for devolution. Unlike the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly, the... Welsh Assembly elections, the allowance is £5,761 and 6.5p per elector.
  • For A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. By-elections are held in most nations that elect their parliaments through single-member constituencies, whether with or without a runoff round. This includes most Commonwealth countries... by-elections, the allowance is always £100,000.

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  • The United Kingdom has now four bodies with members elected by constituencies: The House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Scottish Parliament The Welsh Assembly The Northern Ireland Assembly The House of Commons has over 600 constituencies representing the whole of the United Kingdom. The Scottish... United Kingdom constituencies

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County town of Surrey, in the south-west of the county.
New Radnor: Village, formerly county town of Radnorshire, in the Radnor Forest in the east of the county.
Cnwclas: otherwise 'Knucklas', village on the Shropshire border in the north-east of the county.
Aberdeenshire (traditional) (3998 words)
The historic county of Aberdeenshire (''Siorrachd Obar Dheathain'' in Gaelic) was until 1975 a county of Scotland.
The county bordered Kincardineshire, Angus and Perthshire to the south, Inverness-shire and Banffshire to the west, and the North Sea to the north and east.
This constituency did not include the parliamentary burgh of Aberdeen, which was represented as a component of Aberdeen District of Burghs until 1832, when it was enlarged and became the Aberdeen burgh constituency.
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