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City of Glasgow

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City of Glasgow
Image:ScotlandGlasgow.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 27th
175 km²
? %
Admin HQCity of Glasgow
ISO 3166-2GB-GLG
ONS code00QS
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 1st
557,869
3,188 / km²
Ethnicity96.9% White
3.1% S.Asian.
Politics
Glasgow City Council
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/
ControlLabour
MPsIan Davidson
Tom Harris
David Marshall
Michael Martin
Ann McKechin
John Robertson
Mohammad Sarwar
MSPsJohann Lamont
Pauline McNeill
Mike Watson
Frank McAveety
Paul Martin
Janis Hughes
Patricia Ferguson
Bill Butler
Gordon Jackson
Margaret Curran


The City of Glasgow (Mr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities and came into being in 1995. It has roughly the same area as the old Glasgow District Council and assumed the powers of that body, as well as taking on those of the old Strathclyde Regional Council for the Glasgow area.

The Council is comprised of 79 elected councillors who each represent a ward. They are elected with the single-plurality electoral system (more commonly referred to as 'first past the post'). This electoral system has led to a disproportionate representation on the council, with 71 of the 79 councillors representing the Labour Party although they gained only around half the votes cast. This contrasts vividly to the Scottish National Party which gained the second largest number of votes cast (some 20% or so) but returned only 3 councillors.

The Council has responsibility for a number of functions, including parks, refuse collection, local education, museums and libraries.

The current Lord Provost of Glasgow is Liz Cameron, who replaced Alex Mosson in May, 2003.

It borders onto Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire.


 
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