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A local authority (LA) is the general term we use to describe an administrative body in local government.
The term ‘local authority’ was introduced to statute by the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972). By LGA 1972, s 18:
‘Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the division of non-metropolitan counties into districts, the establishment of the new local authorities in England, the suspension of elections of members of existing local authorities there and related matters.’
LGA 1972, Pt V provides for members to be elected to LAs. LGA 1972, s 99 also provides f
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