Petition for mayoral referendum

Residents have the right to petition for a directly elected Mayor. 

The council must hold a referendum if it receives a valid petition, signed by at least 5% of people that are registered to vote at local government elections in Lambeth.

Petition for Elected Mayor Notice 2020

The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011

These regulations provide that a number of electors that is equal to 5% of the local government electors shown in the electoral register, may present a petition to the Proper Officer of the London Borough of Lambeth seeking a referendum on the question of whether the council should operate executive arrangements which involve an elected mayor.

The Proper Officer of the Council gives formal notice that the number that is equal to 5% of the number of local government electors shown in the electoral register for the authority’s area as of the 15 February 2020 is 12,193. This number would have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of any such petitions presented to the Proper Officer before 1 April 2021 at the address shown below.

If the number of electors making up 5% is smaller than the number published in the previous year, the smaller number would be used in relation to any petitions submitted from the date of publication until the end of March 2020, and then, whether or not it is smaller, will become the relevant figure until the new figure is published in 2021.

Andrew Travers
Electoral Registration Officer
Lambeth Town Hall
2 Brixton Hill

15 February 2020