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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…

Fairtrade Logo

When I was urging Amanda to go to bed, I spotted several leaflets on the bedroom floor, and picked them up.  One of these was Fairtrade.

Amanda saw it too, and asked, "What can you see on Fairtrade logo?"

"They looks like a Chinese Tai Chi Fishes." Fairtrade logo always looks like Taiji fishes to me, though it's a bit different, as the colors, shapes are slightly different, another dot is missing too. I have never tried to find out what it actually means.

"Taiji Fish?" Amanda laughed, "it's not a fish, it's a person waving hands."



"A person? I can only see a large circle, and small circle, one giant blue fish looks like a whale, and another orange fish looks like a shark." I stared at the logo, turned upside down, at a slanting angle, moved it further away at a distance and then closer to myself to examine it, I couldn't figure out a person from the picture.

"The black dot or circle is the head, and the orange part…