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 Research Briefing SN03409
  • Author: Mark Sandford
  • Topics: Local Government

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