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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009[1]
Long titleAn Act to make provision for the purposes of promoting public involvement in relation to local authorities and other public authorities; to make provision about bodies representing the interests of tenants; to make provision about local freedoms and honorary titles; to make provision about the procedures of local authorities, their powers relating to insurance and the audit of entities connected with them; to establish the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and to make provision relating to local government boundary and electoral change; to make provision about local and regional development; to amend the law relating to construction contracts; and for connected purposes.
Territorial extentEngland and Wales
Royal assent12 November 2009
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The legislation places a duty on local authorities to promote understanding of the functions and democratic arrangements of the authority among local people. It establishes the framework for the establishment and functioning of the local authority leaders' boards that have been set up in the eight English Regions outside London.

It allows the creation of appointed combined authorities covering multiple local authority areas, the first of which is the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Part 8 of the Act amends Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 in relation to “construction contracts”.



Part 3 of the Act provides for the establishment of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), and for the transfer to it of all the boundary-related functions of the Boundary Committee for England of the Electoral Commission.[2] Part 3 also repeals the parts of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 which could have transferred the functions of each of the UK boundary commissions to the Electoral Commission.

Section 59Edit

The following orders have been made under section 59(1):

Combined authoritiesEdit

Established in 2011Edit

Established in 2014Edit


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 150 of this Act.
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  3. ^ "The Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority Order 2014".
  4. ^ "The Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority Order 2014".
  5. ^ "The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order 2014".

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