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Local government: polls and referendums

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This note provides information on the various types of referendum which may be (and in some circumstances must be) conducted by local authorities.

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This note provides information on the various types of referendum which may be (and in some circumstances must be) conducted by local authorities. These are:

  • Advisory referendums called by principal local authorities;
  • Parish polls;
  • Statutory referendums under specific legislation:
    • governance arrangements (including mayoral systems);
    • council tax;
    • neighbourhood planning.

Commons Briefing papers SN03409

Author: Mark Sandford

Topic: Local government

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