The Demise of Local Government

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263198
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734755 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

The Demise of Local Government

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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

Chapter.  13979 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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