- Salisbury (district)
Salisbury is a local government district in
Wiltshire, England. It was formed in 1974. Its main town is the city of Salisbury.
There is no authority called "Salisbury City Council". The City of Salisbury, only one-sixtieth of the area of the district, is unparished; since
1974its dignity & privileges have been vested in Charter Trustees.
The district was formed on
April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the previous municipal boroughs of New Sarum(Salisbury) and Wilton, along with Amesbury Rural District, Mere and Tisbury Rural Districtand Salisbury and Wilton Rural District.
On 25th July 2007 the
Department for Communities and Local Governmentannounced that the district will be abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.
Control of the authority shifted in the elections of May 2007 from Conservative to no overall control, the current administration being formed by a coalition of Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors. Representation on the council is as follows:
Previous political control of the Council is as follows (see BBC pages [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/vote2007/maps/eng_councils/html/eng_councils_map.stm] )
1976-1979 NOC (No Overall Control)
1995-1999 Liberal Democrat
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