- Isle of Wight Council
The Isle of Wight Council is a local council. It is a
unitary authoritycovering the Isle of Wight, South East England.
The council was formed on
April 1, 1995, as a continuation of the old Isle of Wight County Council, which became a unitary authority that day with the taking on of the function of Medina and South WightBorough Councils' functions. [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1994/Uksi_19941210_en_1.htm ]
Isle of Wight Council can be considered unique amongst unitary authorities as a
county councilassumed the duties of two non-metropolitan districtcouncils, whereas in other cases a district council has assumed the responsibilities of a county council (although a number of these authorities are now contiguous with county borders).
The last elections to the council were held in June 2005, leading to significant changes in composition as the Conservatives took over from the Liberal Democrats as the largest group, winning seats primarily from the liberals and the independents who had previously formed a united power block.
Politics of the Isle of Wight
* [http://www.iwight.com Isle of Wight Council official website]
* [http://www.islandbreaks.com Isle of Wight Tourism website]
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