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Local Government follows John Blunt, a farmer, as he seeks to become a councillor in his local borough, and the work of the local council once he is elected.
The work of local authorities
'A simple description of English local government, showing the areas into which England is divided, the system of election and finance, and the many services administered by the local authorities. An important service is public health.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1943)
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