Citizenship- Power and politics- Councils

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Every area of the country elects a councillor. When the Local council meets after a local election, it elects a leader and members of the Cabinet (like the government does in a general election). The leader and cabinet come from the political party that won the most votes. Just as your local MP might not be from the same party as elected by the government, so too your councillor may be of a different party than the government.

Councillors are paid travel expenses and an attendance fee for meetings, but they don’t usually…


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