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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…

Bingo Night

We went to Bingo night, organized by the my daughter's primary school, she is now on year one.

I had no idea at all how to play Bingo, so I didn't buy the Bingo books which should have cost me £4. The head teacher Mrs. Smith sit opposite us to teach us how to play.

The basic rule: One person call out as many numbers as needed, you have to cross out the matched number on your Bingo book, until you got a single line or all numbers which called a full house. Kids have two chances to match a single line and one full house, the adults have one chance of single line and then a full house.

My Daughter almost started to cry when she proceeded to the last page, and said, "I want to win!"

"You will win on this page, I am sure of that!" I said, though I have no confident at all.

Then she won a skipping rope.

She skipped all the way home, feeling too excited to say tired.