Changing the Executive Arrangement

Changing the Executive Arrangement – Verification Number

Electors can petition to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. The current governance arrangement in Enfield is a ‘Leader and Cabinet Executive’.

A valid petition must include the signatures of at least five per cent of local government electors in Enfield as shown in the electoral register. This is known as the 'verification number'. With effect from the 15 February 2016 this number is 10,362.

We will be required to give notice of our intention to hold a referendum if a valid petition is received, containing at least 10,362 signatures.

London Borough of Enfield

The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011

NOTICE OF VERIFICATION NUMBER

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 per cent of the local government electors for the borough.

In accordance with the above Regulations, the number that is equal to 5 per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2016 is: 10,362

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The number equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for 2017 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2017. If this number is less than 10,362 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 31 March 2017 shall also be the lower number.

Rob Leak

Electoral Registration Officer and Proper Officer

London Borough of Enfield

Civic Centre

Silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3XA