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1855thatthe metropolis was governed by over three hundred different offices and institutionswhose tasks had been outlined in 250acts of Parliament pertaining specifically to London. Theadministration of the city was not centralized until 1888whenthe London City Council wascreated. See K. Young and P. Garside, Metropolitan London: Politics and Urban Change 1837–1981(London: Holmes and Meier, 1981),21;and Schwarz, ‘London 1700–1840’. 135.Prior to1837,Conservative Associations only existed in a few boroughs; around election time, theCarlton Club made an effort to improve the organizational structures in the city by ensuring theestablishment of new associations and creating the short-lived Metropolitan ConservativeJournal to improve the network of Conservatives in the city; see Metropolitan ConservativeJournal, 13January 1838.Reports on the foundation of new Conservative Associations can befound in John Bull, 5November 1837(Tower Hamlets) and 17December 1837(Shoreditch).
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