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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

I don't like Unicom

I never liked to my telephone service provider Unicom, it also supplies gas, electricity and broadband. Last year I called to switch to other company, but Unicom says that the one year contract hasn't finished, so I can't switch. One year contract now almost finished but I can't remember the exact date, so called to ask if the contract will renew automatically. I actually couldn't wait to switch to other supplier. Then the girl on the phone said the contract will be expired on 9th June. Still early,two months to go then. I said. The girl asked, if I want to renew, I can do it on the phone, she will send me a form to sign. So I agreed. What I was thinking was I can read the contract carefully, and most probably won't sign the contract for ANOTHER YEAR. She read out my details very quickly for me to confirm, like name, address etc. Of course most of these information are correct. Then everything is fine until two days later I received a letter to inform

Ranger's Signature Ring

On the front is the ranger's crest, and beside is the Scottish national flower -- thistle. Scott says, this is precious to me, my girlfriend gave to me before he died. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device