The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the Council’s area can petition the Council to hold a referendum on whether it should change to a different form of governance. Such a petition must be signed by at least 5% of local government electors in the Council’s area.
Each February the Proper Officer of the Council is required to publish the figure which represents 5% of local government electors at that time. This is referred to as the Verification Number.
The Verification Number for February 2020 is 83 electors. This figure will have effect for the purpose of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.
The Verification Number for February 2019 was 80 electors. This figure will have effect until 31 March 2020.
Published: 25 February 2020