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The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century$
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Vernon Bogdanor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263198

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.001.0001

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The Demise of Local Government

The Demise of Local Government

(p.521) 13. The Demise of Local Government
The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Martin Loughlin

British Academy

This chapter examines the so-called demise of local government in Great Britain during the twentieth century, suggesting that the cumulative impact of twentieth-century developments has resulted in a disintegration of the constitutional tradition of local government. It discusses Parliament's loss of direct influence over the local government and the breakdown of the link between local council and parliamentary constituencies.

Keywords:   local government, Great Britain, constitutional tradition, Parliament, local council, parliamentary constituencies

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