Verification number for a constitutional change
This is 5% of the number of people on the electoral register for the authority's area on 15th February each year
Notice concerning local authority petition and referendums
Regulations made under the Local Government Act 2000 require a local authority which has received a petition signed by at least 5 per cent of the local electorate, to hold a referendum to decide whether the authority's political structure should be subject to a constitutional change to operate a mayor and cabinet executive or the committee system.
This notice is to inform you that the County Council's Proper Officer has published the number which is equal to 5 per cent of the local electorate in Gloucestershire as shown in the electoral registers having effect on the 15 February 2021.
That number is 24,290 and will, (subject to paragraph 5 below), have effect for the purpose of determining the validity of petitions presented before 1 April 2022.
Before 1 March in each subsequent year, the Council must publish the 5 per cent figure for the County, as shown in the electoral registers and having had effect on 15 February in that year.
The 5% figure published on 28 February 2019 was 24,776.
In the case of petitions presented before 1 April 2021 but after the date on which the number for the year beginning the 1 April 2021 is published, (which will be 1 March 2021), the relevant number will be the lower of the two numbers.
The address of the Council's principal office is
Gloucestershire County Council,
Gloucester GL1 2TG
Gloucestershire County Council