Referendum - petition numbers requirement

Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 provides for the holding of a referendum on whether the Council should change to a different form of governance or an Elected Mayor. For this to happen at least 5% of local government electors within the District must sign a petition.

Each year in February the Council publishes the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum. (Local Government Act 2000)

The number in the notice below will apply to any petition submitted to the Council from now until the new figure is published in February 2022.


In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of the regulations the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15th February 2021 is:

2,226