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[mass noun] The administration of a particular county or district, with representatives elected by those who live there.‘local government has had its powers greatly curbed’[as modifier] ‘local government elections’[count noun] ‘the accounting reports of a local government’
local authority, local government, municipal authority, civic authority, legislative body, legislature, administration, executive, chamber, assembly, ministry, governing body, government, parliament, senate, congress, diet, cabinetView synonyms
- ‘Yet the tradition of unpaid public services is still important in local government.’
- ‘Congress, regional and local governments, as well as the state bureaucracy, were dominated by the elite.’
- ‘It is what leads them into a coalition with the Lib Dems when they get the chance in local government.’
- ‘New Labour set up executive mayors to make local government even less accountable.’
- ‘The local government is saying the workers will all have jobs, but says it cannot afford to keep the plant going.’
- ‘There have already been huge votes for strike action in local government and elsewhere.’
- ‘Together they decide to set up an internet company to make money out of local government.’
- ‘This is not going to be an easy hurdle for local government to come to terms with.’
- ‘Each worker has to apply for a permit from their local government to work in the townships.’
- ‘Nationally, we are the second party of local government and run councils up and down the country.’
- ‘In the current climate government and local government has to be honest and open.’
- ‘He wants to see the government put more money into local government so that council tax bills can be kept down.’
- ‘It changed the entire planning world and left local government to deal with it all by itself.’
- ‘He is one of those people who has been synonymous with local government in Auckland.’
- ‘The State Council has told local governments to deal with the aftermath of the halted and suspended projects.’
- ‘This group will consult with a range of Governments, local governments, and community interests.’
- ‘It would be better to argue that local government should be funded entirely by business rates.’
- ‘The Communist Party used to win all the elections and ran local governments.’
- ‘These hold to account the executive councillors in the new form of cabinet local government.’
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