Registered electors in the borough can petition us to hold a referendum on whether we should change to a different form of governance.
A petition like this needs to be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors in the borough.
The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the Council’s area can petition the Council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. A petition must be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors for the borough.
In accordance with the above Regulations, the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on 15 February 2016 is 6,808.
This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitionspresented from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
The number equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for 2017 will be published within 14 days of 15 February 2017. If this number is less than 6,808 the number to be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition submitted for the period beginning on the date of publication of the lower number until 31 March 2017 shall also be the lower number.
Updated: 9 May 2017