1892 United Kingdom local elections

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The 1892 United Kingdom local elections took place throughout 1892. The elections were the second following the Local Government Act 1888 and Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, which had established county councils and county borough councils in England, Wales, and Scotland. The election saw elections of members to these various new county councils.

Local Government Act 1888 United Kingdom legislation

The Local Government Act 1888 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which established county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales. It came into effect on 1 April 1889, except for the County of London, which came into existence on 21 March at the request of the London County Council.

Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 United Kingdom legislation

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was passed on 26 August 1889. The main effect of the Act was to establish elected county councils in Scotland. In this it followed the pattern introduced in England and Wales by the Local Government Act 1888.

The March elections saw Liberal Progressives strengthening their control of London County Council. [1] The result had the effect of strengthening the opposition of some Conservatives to female suffrage, as a correlation between widening female suffrage and the Conservative defeat was read into the election. [2]

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London County Council Local government body for the County of London, 1889 to 1965; replaced by Greater London Council

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected. It covered the area today known as Inner London and was replaced by the Greater London Council. The LCC was the largest, most significant and most ambitious English municipal authority of its day.

Municipal elections were held in England and Wales in November, although like their County Council elections remained generally apolitical. [3] [4]

The elections also witnessed the further growth of the Labour movement in local government, with there being an estimated 200 Labour councillors by 1892, as opposed to 12 Labour councillors in 1882. [5]

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References

  1. p.44
  2. p.156
  3. "The Municipal Elections". The Glasgow Herald. 2 November 1892. p. 6.
  4. "England and Wales". The Glasgow Herald. 2 November 1892. p. 8.
  5. p.328