Municipal Corporations Act 1835

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.

Read more about Municipal Corporations Act 1835:  Royal Commission, Effects of The Act, The 178 Reformed Boroughs

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Municipal Borough - England and Wales - Municipal Corporations Act 1835
... 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 ...
Municipal Corporations Act 1835 - The 178 Reformed Boroughs
... 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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