Petitions for an elected mayor of Devon

Regulations governing petitions for an elected mayor

The Government has made regulations about the way that petitions for an elected mayor must be drawn up.

Each sheet of the petition must include:

We the undersigned, being local government electors for the area of Devon County Council, to whom this petition is addressed, seek a referendum on whether the electors for that area should elect a mayor who, with a **[cabinet] **[council manager] will be in charge of our local services and lead Devon County Council.


The words in italics can be included or left out, as the petitioners require.
If these words are included, the petitioners should select one of the alternatives marked **

Everyone who signs the petition must state:

A petition must either include or be accompanied by:

Where several petitions are amalgamated before being submitted to the County Council:


Further Information

UK-wide, national and regional referendums

If you have any questions:

Jan Shadbolt
County Solicitor
County Hall

13 September 2010