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Local referendum figure

North Tyneside Borough Council
The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011
Publication of Verification Number

In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of 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 15th February 2017 is: 7734

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented in accordance with the 2011 Regulations from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2017 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2018. If this number is less than 7734, 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 lower number until 31st March 2018 shall also be that lower number.

The background to this requirement is to be found in the Local Government Act 2000 which requires authorities to adopt one of four models of decision-making as follows:

Leader with cabinet;
Elected mayor with cabinet;
A Committee system; or
Arrangements prescribed by the Secretary of State

North Tyneside Council has adopted the elected mayor with cabinet model.  There are statutory requirements for a local authority to hold a referendum about the form of arrangements to be adopted, where it has received a valid petition to do so.

Vivienne Geary
Electoral Registration Officer
North Tyneside Borough Council
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

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