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Hung Councils in Context

  • Steve Leach
  • John Stewart

Abstract

The most straightforward and all-embracing definition of a hung council is one in which no single political party holds a majority of the council seats, but in which the majority of councillors belong to a political party. The latter qualification is necessary to exclude councils in which the majority of councillors are independents (historically, a very important form of council, and one which in June 1989 was still found in 57 councils in Britain).

Keywords

Chief Executive Party Leader Majority Control Political Control Majority Party 
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Copyright information

© Steve Leach and John Stewart 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Leach
    • 1
  • John Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Local Government StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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