Ealing London Borough Council

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Ealing London Borough Council
Whole council elected every four years
Seats69 councillors in 23 wards
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Political groups
Majority Party (57)

Opposition (12)

First past the post
Last election
3 May 2018
Next election
Meeting place
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Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing

Ealing London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Ealing in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in the United Kingdom capital of London.


A map showing the wards of Ealing since 2002

It was envisaged through the London Government Act 1963 that Ealing as a London local authority would share power with the Greater London Council. The split of powers and functions meant that the Greater London Council was responsible for "wide area" services such as fire, ambulance, flood prevention, and refuse disposal; with the local authorities responsible for "personal" services such as social care, libraries, cemeteries and refuse collection. As an outer London borough council it has been an education authority since 1965. This arrangement lasted until 1986 when Ealing London Borough Council gained responsibility for some services that had been provided by the Greater London Council, such as waste disposal. Since 2000 the Greater London Authority has taken some responsibility for highways and planning control from the council, but within the English local government system the council remains a "most purpose" authority in terms of the available range of powers and functions.

Abortion protesters[edit]

Anti-abortion protesters who regularly campaign outside the Marie Stopes clinic will be prevented from doing so close to the clinic. There will be a buffer zone between the clinic and the protesters to prevent women going into the clinic being harassed. Ealing Council is the first council in the UK to introduce such a buffer zone and other councils may well introduce similar measures.[1]


Ealing London Borough Council is the billing authority for Council Tax, and collects a precept on behalf of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.

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