The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions & Directions) (England) Regulations 2000. Petitions for an Elected Mayor.
The Local Government Act 2000 provides that persons who favour a Council having an elected mayor may petition that Council. If the petition is signed by a number equal to 5% of the local government electors for the Council’s area, then a Council must hold a referendum on the question.
The total number equal to 5% of the local government electors for the County of Devon shown in the revised registers published by District Councils and listed below as at 15 February 2015 is 29301 and shall apply to any petitions to the County Council submitted between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
District Council Electors Address (Electoral Registration Officer)
North Devon 3709 Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1EA
Torridge 2558 Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG
West Devon 2169 Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock PL19 0BZ
East Devon 5135 Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth EX10 8HL
Mid Devon 2962 Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6PP
Teignbridge 5069 Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX
South Hams 3365 Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE
Exeter City 4334 Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JN
Devon County (Total) 29301 County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD
The figures outlined above for individual District Councils also will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions in the same period to those Councils.
Any such petition can be delivered in person or sent by post to the appropriate address, as shown above.
The Government has made some regulations about the form valid petitions must take. For advice please contact the relevant Council. For Devon County Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Shadbolt (County Solicitor)
20 February 2015