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Local Government Act 1888

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The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c. 41) was an Act of Parliament 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.[1]

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Local Government Act 1888
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to amend the Laws relating to Local Government in England and Wales, and for other purposes connected therewith.
Citation51 & 52 Vict. c. 41
Introduced byCharles Ritchie
Territorial extent England and Wales
Royal assent13 August 1888
Commencement1 April 1889 (1889-04-01)
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Status: Partially repealed
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Revised text of statute as amended