Notice of Referendum Petition Verification Number

Notice of Referendum Petition Verification Number

The Proper Officer must publish the number of signatures needed on a petition for a referendum on whether the City Council should change from a Leader and Cabinet system to a Mayor and Cabinet or a Committee system.

This number equals 5% of the local government electors registered in the City Council on 15 February each year.

The number, to be used for verification of any petitions presented to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024 is:


A new number will be published in February 2024. If this new number is less than 9495, then that number will be used between 15 February 2024 and 31 March 2024.

John Softly
Assistant Director Legal Services
Newcastle City Council

Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne

15 February 2023

(Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011)


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