Referendums/Petitions

The council can be petitioned to hold a referendum on whether our district should change to a different form of governance.

The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a notice which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.

Minimum number of signatures to support a valid petition

The minimum number, equal to 5% of the local government electors for the council shown in the revised register published at 15 February.

This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 31st March 2019 and before 1st April 2020.

Please see the following Publication of Verification Number as at February Register 2019 [12KB] which contains the official notification detailing the figure required

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