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Notice of Verification Number for the District South Lakeland 2020 to 2021

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 2020 is:

4,219

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2021 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2021. If this number is less than 4,219, 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 2021 shall also be that lesser number.

Simon McVey

Electoral Registration Officer

South Lakeland District Council

13 February 2020

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