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Showing posts from August, 2012

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

Crane Flies Mating

My daughters calls them "sucking-blood spider", because of their long legs, especially my younger one, she was so scared that she would rather hide under duvet sweating, until I catch the fly and threw them out.  Crane fly looks like 'giant mosquito', and seem to be weak and poor flier, and very easy to catch. This afternoon, I saw two crane flies stayed very close on my windows, so I asked my daughter to take a photo of them. Then after about one minute, they started to mate. What a scene! crane flies courting Crane fly mating