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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…

Cinderella's real name is Ella

Disney Cinder ella Eau de Toilette (EDT) 50ml Spray (Google Affiliate Ad) I bought a second-hand book from the Community Charity Shop for my daughter.

There is another Cinderella story among the Fairy stories. My daughter asked me to read it,
She was dressed in rags, and because she spent so much time in the kitchen among the cinders, they called her "Cinderella". So, Cinderella actually was a nickname, What's Cinderella's real name? Was it Ella?

Ella is a female given name, it seems not very common, according to statistics, 1 in 990 females called Ella; and its popularity rank in the U.S. is #210.

The original story was written by the Brothers Grimm, In one very early English version, translated by Margaret Taylor (1884), explaining the origin of Cinderella's Name,
Besides this, the sisters did her every imaginable injury -- they mocked her and emptied her peas and lentils into the ashes, so that she was forced to sit and pick them out again. In the evening when…