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Worcester is a city in Worcestershire, England. It is 31 miles south-west of Birmingham and 27 miles north of Gloucester. The Fight of Worcester was the concluding battle of the English Civil War, where Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army conquered King Charles I's, Cavaliers. Worcester is well-known as the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain, Lea & Perrins, composer Edward Elgar, the University of Worcester and manufacturers of traditional sauce of Worcestershire.
The Roman settlement at the place passes unmentioned by Ptolemy's Geography, the Antonine Itinerary and the Register of Dignitaries but would have developed on the road opened between Viroconium(Wroxeter) and Glevum (Gloucester) in the ad 40s and 50s.
From the year 2003 to 2007 the Conservative party had a majority in the council, but they lost in a by-election to Labour due to which council had no overall control. The Conservatives remained with the most seats overall with 17 out of 35 seats in the 2008 election.
Worcester has one member in a Parliament whose name is Robin Walker which belongs to Conservative Party, who represents the Worcester constituency during the general election in 2010.
The County of Worcestershire's local government arrangement is formed of a non-metropolitan county council and six non-metropolitan district councils, with Worcester City Council being the district council for most of Worcester, with a small area of the St. Peters suburb falling within the neighbouring Council.
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