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Notice of Verification Number for the District South Lakeland 2018 to 2019

Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011

The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the Council's area can petition the Council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. A petition must be signed by at least 5% of the local government electors for the District.

In accordance with 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 15 February 2019 is:

4,129

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2020 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2020. If this number is less than 4,129, 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 lesser number until 31 March 2020 shall also be that lesser number.

Debbie Storr

Proper Officer and Electoral Registration Officer

South Lakeland District Council

11 February 2019

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