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London’s boroughs

Harvey, A. D. (1999) London’s boroughs. History Today, 49 (7). ISSN 0018-2753

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A.D. Harvey looks back a hundred years to the birth of modern local government in London - the launch-pad for many national political careers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "What London had actually got in 1888 was a platform for people like Sidney Webb who thought there should be a single municipal body for the whole metropolitan area. Webb complained that the London County Council had been given responsibility for ‘a strange hotch-potch of lunatic asylums and the fire-brigade, main drainage and industrial schools, bridges and baby farms’. These, together with important powers of financial supervision over the vestries, were just the powers the government had intended it to have." From article.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 14:43
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 14:45

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