Local Government Act 2000 The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 

Notice of Verification Number

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% of the local government electors for the district.  In accordance with the above 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 15 February 2017 is 23,604.  This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2018 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2018.  If this number is less than 23,604 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 2018 shall also be that lesser number.

Any petition for an elected mayor for Cambridgeshire County Council and any enquiries about this notice should be addressed to the council's Monitoring Officer, Box SH1201, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP.

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