Referendum figure for Elected Mayor

Notice of minimum number of electors required to petition for a referendum on changing the Council's governance arrangements.

Under the Local Government Act 2000, one of the things we have to do by law each year is let people know about their right to ask for a referendum on changing the Council's governance arrangements, for example if they want to move to an elected mayor and cabinet arrangement to manage the Council. We also have to tell you the numbers needed for a valid petition.

Regulations under the Act provide for a referendum to be held where at least 5% of local government electors petition the Council for a referendum on whether the Council should operate executive arrangements which involve an elected Mayor.

The Council is required to publish the number of electors that is equal to 5% of the number registered to vote at a local government election in Camden as shown on the Electoral Register on the 15th February 2016.

The 5% figure for Camden this year is 7270. This number will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2016 will be published within 14 days of 15 February 2016. If this number is less than  7742, 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 lesser number until 31 March 2016 shall also be that lesser number.

Mike Cooke

Electoral Registration Officer
London Borough of Camden
Judd Street
London WCH1 9LZ
1 March 2012

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