London government in transition : L.C.C. to G.L.C. 1962-1967

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/561262
Title:
London government in transition : L.C.C. to G.L.C. 1962-1967
Authors:
Anderson, Colin Roy
Abstract:
This thesis concentrates upon a largely neglected subject wi thin contemporary political history, that is the transition in London government from the London County Council (L.C.C.) to the Greater London Council (G.L.C.). It is a study of the actions and reactions of poli tical parties at central government, county council, and district council level, and incorporates the role of non-political party pressure groups. The bulk of the thesis is concerned with the L.C.C. area. Consideration is, however, given to the non-L.C.C. area incorporated into the larger C.L.C. This work demonstrates that there was no consensus regarding the need for reform. It is argued that the lack of consensus led to compromises that failed to satisfy many interested groups and thus the C.L.C. was often perceived to be flawed. This thesis derives from an exhaustive literature search and extensive reading. The records of political parties were very useful. Newspapers and journals aided research, as did a series of interviews with key surviving individuals. A further source of information were the minutes of various local authorities and connected bodies. Previously unavailable records have been used, for example, Conservative Party and Government records. With the aid of these new sources this work uniquely concentrates on exposing the political constraints and biases that caused a flawed local government system to be introduced.
Citation:
Anderson, C.R. (1996) 'London government in transition : L.C.C. to G.L.C. 1962-1967'. PhD thesis. University of Luton.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jun-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/561262
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Luton
Appears in Collections:
PhD e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Colin Royen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-30T12:25:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-30T12:25:53Zen
dc.date.issued1996-06en
dc.identifier.citationAnderson, C.R. (1996) 'London government in transition : L.C.C. to G.L.C. 1962-1967'. PhD thesis. University of Luton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/561262en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Lutonen
dc.description.abstractThis thesis concentrates upon a largely neglected subject wi thin contemporary political history, that is the transition in London government from the London County Council (L.C.C.) to the Greater London Council (G.L.C.). It is a study of the actions and reactions of poli tical parties at central government, county council, and district council level, and incorporates the role of non-political party pressure groups. The bulk of the thesis is concerned with the L.C.C. area. Consideration is, however, given to the non-L.C.C. area incorporated into the larger C.L.C. This work demonstrates that there was no consensus regarding the need for reform. It is argued that the lack of consensus led to compromises that failed to satisfy many interested groups and thus the C.L.C. was often perceived to be flawed. This thesis derives from an exhaustive literature search and extensive reading. The records of political parties were very useful. Newspapers and journals aided research, as did a series of interviews with key surviving individuals. A further source of information were the minutes of various local authorities and connected bodies. Previously unavailable records have been used, for example, Conservative Party and Government records. With the aid of these new sources this work uniquely concentrates on exposing the political constraints and biases that caused a flawed local government system to be introduced.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectL230 UK Government/Parliamentary Studiesen
dc.subjectlocal governmenten
dc.subjectLondon County Councilen
dc.subjectGreater London Councilen
dc.subjectLondonen
dc.titleLondon government in transition : L.C.C. to G.L.C. 1962-1967en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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