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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 meetin…

What is Armageddon?

I was given a leaflet by an enthusiasitic brother at the 29 Bus stop, many of the words in the leaflet are familiar, such as Noah's ark, Pharaoh's lost army, Mount Sinai, The cities of Sodom & Gomorrah, but what's Armageddon? One of questions in the leaflet is:

"Have you ever wondered if Nostradamas was right? He claimed that the next Pope to come will be during the time of Armageddon! "

The Armageddon is a transliteration of the Hebrew "har megiddon", which means literally the "hill of Megiddo". Revelation 16:16:

"Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."

Christian people use this place to symbolize the final great battle between good and evil. Many battles were fought at this location because the main trade route went through a mountain pass nearby.

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