The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (England) Regulations 2000
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 2018 is: 1370
This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.
The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2019 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2019. If this number is less than 1370, 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 2019 shall also be that lower number.
Dated: 5 March 2018
Referendums are now regularly used by local councils to test public opinion on local issues. These referendums are not regulated by law and we have no responsibility for the conduct or other aspects of such referendums.
Contact the Taunton Deane and West Somerset Shared Electoral Services Office
West Somerset House
Telephone: 01643 703704