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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

Elder Park

Drawing by Dolly, and Cinder On Sunday morning, Mum took me, baby Dolly, and Ching Ching to the Elder park.  It's spring time, and it was sunny, but a bit breezy,   Baby Dolly sat in the pram. On the way to the park, we saw a lot's of colourful flowers. I asked mum if I  could pick one. Mum said, "if you pick up the flower, it would die."  Then we went home.  On the way home we saw a lady  push ing her baby walking on Ching Ching's head, her baby was shaking a rattle, and kicking her feet. T he lady run away with her hair flying on her head    (Text by Cinder and Daddy.)