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Local Government Act 2000

Read the Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2011 online.

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 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 35,160 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 2025 shall also be that lesser number.

Caroline Clarke
County Returning Officer
Norfolk County Council
County Hall,

Council 5% 

  • Breckland 5,479 
  • Broadland 5,242 
  • Great Yarmouth 3,650 
  • King's Lynn and West Norfolk 5,829 
  • North Norfolk 4,161 
  • Norwich City 5,186 
  • South Norfolk 5,613 
  • Norfolk County 35,160