Notice of Verification Number

Referendum on directly elected mayor

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, we are required to publish the number that was equal to 5% of the local government electors in the authority's area as shown in the register of electors having effect on 15 February each year. 

The number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors in the updated 1 February 2018 version of the electoral register for the London Borough of Hounslow having effect on 15 February 2018 is 9,498 (the 'verification number'). 

This verification number will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of any petitions which are presented after 31 March 2018 and before 1 April 2019 asking the Council to hold a referendum on change on its governance arrangements. 

A new verification number will be published within 14 days of 15 February 2019.  If that number is less than 9,498, the number to be used for verification purposes in relation to any petition submitted to the Council in the period beginning on the date of publication of the lower number and ending immediately before 1 April 2019 shall be that lower number. 

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