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date: 30 March 2020

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This chapter considers the practices, cultures, and institutional development of local government between the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 and the Scottish and Welsh Local Government Acts of 1994. The chapter pays special attention to local government’s centrality to Victorian conceptions of the state and to the important role which Victorians assigned to local government in furthering ‘political education’ among an ever-growing body of parliamentary voters. The chapter goes on to contrast the vitality of Victorian and early twentieth-century local government with the declining profile of local government during the second half of the twentieth century.

Keywords: politics, political history, Britain, local government, elections

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