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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN LONDON takes place in two tiers; a citywide, strategic tier and a local tier. Citywide administration is coordinated by the Greater London Authority
Greater London Authority
(GLA), while local administration is carried out by 33 smaller authorities.

UPPER TIER

The Greater London Authority
Greater London Authority
consists of two elected parts. They are the Mayor of London
Mayor of London
, who has executive powers, and the London Assembly , who scrutinise the Mayor's decisions and can accept or reject his budget proposals each year. The GLA is responsible for strategic planning , policing , the fire service , most aspects of transport and economic development . It is a recent organisation, having been set up in 2000 to replace the similar Greater London Council (GLC) which had been abolished in 1986. The headquarters of the GLA and the Mayor of London
Mayor of London
is at City Hall . The current Mayor of London
London
is Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan
who was elected in 2016, replacing Boris Johnson , who served two terms.

Health services in London
London
are managed by the national government through the National Health Service
National Health Service
, which is controlled and administered in London
London
by a single NHS Strategic Health Authority called NHS London.

LOWER TIER

The 33 local authorities are the 32 London borough councils and the City of London Corporation
City of London Corporation
. They are responsible for local services not overseen by the GLA, such as local planning, schools, social services , local roads and refuse collection. The London
London
boroughs each have a council made up from representatives from political parties and single issue organisations elected every four years by local residents

The City of London
City of London
does not have a conventional local authority, but is governed by the historic City of London Corporation
City of London Corporation
which is elected by both residents and businesses, and which has existed more or less unchanged since the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
. The head of the Corporation is the Lord Mayor of the City of London
City of London
, which is a different position from that of Mayor of London
Mayor of London
. The City of London
City of London
also has its own police force: The City of London
City of London
Police , which is independent of the Metropolitan Police Service
Metropolitan Police Service
which covers the rest of Greater London. Within the City of London
City of London
are two liberties , the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple
Middle Temple
, which are local authorities for most purposes to the present day.

* City of London
City of London
* City of Westminster
City of Westminster
* Kensington and Chelsea * Hammersmith and Fulham * Wandsworth * Lambeth * Southwark * Tower Hamlets * Hackney * Islington * Camden * Brent * Ealing * Hounslow * Richmond * Kingston * Merton * Sutton * Croydon * Bromley * Lewisham * Greenwich * Bexley * Havering * Barking and Dagenham * Redbridge * Newham * Waltham Forest * Haringey * Enfield * Barnet * Harrow * Hillingdon

REFERENCES

* Book: London
London

* ^ A B C History and general information. Retrieved on 2007-08-17. * ^ Strategic Health Authorities > Map Search {London}, National Health Service. Retrieved on 2007-01-09. * ^ Middle Temple
Middle Temple
Archived 2012-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. as a local authority

* v * t * e

Governance of Greater London
Greater London

* City of London
City of London
* London
London

REGIONAL

* Greater London Authority
Greater London Authority
* London Assembly
London Assembly
* Mayor of London
Mayor of London
* London
London
Councils

BOROUGHS

* Barking and Dagenham * Barnet * Bexley * Brent * Bromley * Camden * Croydon * Ealing * Enfield * Greenwich * Hackney * Hammersmith and Fulham * Haringey * Harrow * Havering * Hillingdon * Hounslow * Islington * Kensington and Chelsea * Kingston upon Thames * Lambeth * Lewisham * Merton * Newham * Redbridge * Richmond upon Thames * Southwark * Sutton * Tower Hamlets * Waltham Forest * Wandsworth * Westminster

CEREMONIAL

* Lord Mayor of the City of London
City of London
* Lord Lieutenant of Greater London
Greater London
* High Sheriff of Greater London
Greater London

HISTORICAL

* Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW) 1855–1889 * London
London
County Council (LCC) 1889–1965 * Greater London Council
Greater London Council
(GLC) 1965–1986 * Leaders * Sheriffs of the City of London
City of London

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