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Local Government

Bedford Borough Council
Bedford Borough became a unitary authority on 1st April 2009

Central Bedfordshire Council
Central Bedfordshire Council is a unitary authority created on 1st April 2009, covering the geographical areas of the former South Bedfordshire and Mid Bedfordshire local authorities

Directly Elected Mayors
Information from the LGA on directly elected mayors in England.

Local Government Association
Find out about current issues affecting local government in England and Wales.

London Mayor and Assembly
The website for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local (parish and town) councils and 100,000 councillors. NALC works in partnership with county associations to support, promote and improve local councils.

National Assembly for Wales
The homepage for the National Assembly for Wales

Northern Ireland Assembly
The website for the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland.

Scottish Parliament
Official site with information on MSPs, history, buildings and current business.

National Government

Election Maps
An Ordnance Survey site with election maps for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, allowing you to find out the electoral geography of the UK.

Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission, an independent body, upholds the rules on party and election finance, sets the standards for and reports on elections, promtes and explains the importance of voting and oversees local government boundary arrangements to ensure that they are fair.

Entry point to all government and public services information and to online applications and forms for many services. Covers both national and local government services and information on starting and running a business. Replaced Directgov and Businesslink sites in October 2012.

History of Parliament
Detailed history of parliament. Includes information on members, constituencies, elections, themes and periods. You can search your area to find past MPs and their biographies

Members of Parliament
Find your MP's name and contact details by entering your postcode. You can also see various listings of MPs: alphabetically, by political party, by gender or by constituent parts of the UK.

Royal Family
The official site of the British Monarchy, this web site provides information on the work of The Queen in modern society, biographies of the Royal Family, a history of kings and queens through the ages, background on Royal residences and art collections, and coverage of recent Royal events.

United Kingdom Parliament
Full text of Bills, Hansard, Select Committee Reports, House of Lords Judgements and more.

United Nations
This site covers all aspects of the United Nations: its structure and main bodies, member states, goals, issues, documents and other publications.

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