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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…

Little Blue Naughty Dude and the Big Good Wolf

Once upon a time, there was a famous little boy called Little Blue Naughty Dude. Everybody called him that because he always wore his blue hood while stealing groceries from the stores.  One day, Little red riding hood (Little blue naughty dude's mother) asked the little blue naughty dude to go out into the woods and send his grandma some cake and milk. Little blue naughty dude hated his grandma because she always called him cutie pie, and he hated it. So he sneaked out into the woods and met up with the "big bad wolf", and said, "If you team up with me, you will get to eat a fat grandma for your lunch." "Really?!" replied the wolf. "Of course. I'm going to my grandmas house, and this is the plan...." said Little blue naughty dude. He whispered the plan about him going into the house and letting the wolf sneak in and eat his grandma. "Ok, meet up at 12:00" the big bad wolf also whispered. "Sure, meet up here?" Little B…