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Regions of England

The region is currently the highest level of local government in England. The present policy of the UK Government is to increase the power of government at the regional level, as part of the "devolution" that led to elected assemblies in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and part of the concept of regions in the EU.

Elected assemblies are to be introduced in each region if desired by the population, which so far doesn't appear to have expressed any great enthusiasm for the concept.

There are nine regions, each with a government office and a few associated institutions. Greater London is a special case because it has an elected mayor and is governed by the London Assembly[?].

See also: List of subnational entities

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