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Notice of Verification Number

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

Peterborough City Council

The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2000

Publication of Verification Number

In accordance with Regulation 4(1) of 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 2024 is:


This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2025 will be published within 14 days of the 15 February 2025. If this number is less than 7,306, 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 2025 shall also be that lower number.

Matthew Gladstone
Electoral Registration Officer
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Bridge Street

Dated 15 February 2024