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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK. Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially. Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council m

Driving Lessons and flower pot for "Busy-lizzy"

Honey, I feel quite depressed for wasting so much money on driving lessons. Rang the second instructor this afternoon, he said the price of lessons is £16/lesson now, those £60 for 5 lessons is only an offer for the first time people attends the lesson, and he can offer me £15/lesson if I pay in advance for 5 lessons, i.e. £75 for five lessons, not much cheaper than the 1st instructor's (£17 /lesson). I have already had 31 lessons since I started learning driving. I told it to Tony, the Irish boy in my office. He looks surprised for my dumbness, I think, just not speaking for politeness, and I also asked Tammy, the girl shares the house with her boyfriend and me, she told me she didn't take any lessons from professional instructors, just learnt from her daddy and passed the test at the first time, sounds an easy tiny case for her. Tammy gave me a bigger pot to replant my 'busylizzy'. Remember that flower? When she removed it from its original pot, we found the roots s