Municipal Corporations Act 1835
The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm. IV., c.76), sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the incorporated boroughs of England and Wales. The legislation was part of the reform programme of the Whigs and followed the Reform Act 1832, which had abolished most of the rotten boroughs for parliamentary purposes.
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... By the late Middle Ages they had come under royal control, with corporations established by royal charter ... These corporations were not popularly elected characteristically they were self-selecting oligarchies, were nominated by tradesmen's guilds or were under the control of the lord of the ... Commission was appointed in 1833 to investigate the various borough corporations in England and Wales ...
... The list shows the style by which the unreformed corporation was known, and the date of its governing charter ... Number Borough Style of Unreformed Corporation Governing Charter County Present governance 1 Aberystwyth Mayor and Burgesses of the Town, Borough, and Liberty of Aberystwith ... of the Borough of Stockport No charter, corporation appointed by Court Leet Cheshire and Lancashire Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 154 Stockton-on-Tees ...
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