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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

The Glasgow Song Lyric

Verse1 Glasgow, my home and my city Glasgow, may your light ever shine Whenever I go I think of you, In my heart you'll always be mine. Verse2 The fish and the ring in the river The bell and the bird in the tree Our city will flourish forever Saint Mungo's sweet gift to me Chorus Oh, oh Glasgow, Glasgow, you are there for me Glasgow, Glasgow, So I'll be there for you Verse3 Come rain or come shine we're still smiling Our pride and our passion to see With open arms well will welcome Our city of harmony  Chorus Oh, oh Glasgow, Glasgow, you are there for me Glasgow, Glasgow, So I'll be there for you Instrumental Verse4 Hampden and the old firm glory No matter what sport that you find When the Commanwealth games come around Our dear green place will be kind Chorus Oh, oh Glasgow, Glasgow, you are there for me Glasgow, Glasgow, So I'll be there for you Oh, oh Glasgow, Glasgow, you belong to me Oh, oh Glasgow, Glasgow, so I belong