Place:Peterborough District, Cambridgeshire, England

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NamePeterborough District
TypeUnitary authority
Located inCambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoPeterborough, Northamptonshire, Englandoriginal borough and city from which the district was formed
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From 1889, the ancient Soke of Peterborough formed an administrative county in its own right with boundaries similar, although not identical, to the current unitary authority. The area however remained geographically part of Northamptonshire until 1965, when the Soke was merged with Huntingdonshire to form the county of Huntingdon and Peterborough.

Following a review of local government in 1974, Huntingdon and Peterborough was abolished and the current district created by the merger of

This became part of the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire.

Letters patent were granted continuing the status of city over the greater area. In 1998, the city became autonomous of Cambridgeshire county council as a unitary authority, but it continues to form part of that county for ceremonial purposes. The leader and cabinet model of decision-making, first adopted by the city council in 2001, is similar to national government. (From the section Administration, Local government)

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