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Local Elections in 2011 will be held to existing 26 Councils

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Minister of State, Hugo Swire MP, has written to the First and deputy First Ministers confirming that local elections in Northern Ireland in 2011 will be held to the existing 26 councils. This follows confirmation from Environment Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, that the reorganisation of local government in 2011 will not now go ahead.