Notice of Verification Number

Registered electors in Pendle can petition us to hold a referendum on whether we should change to a different form of governance.

A petition like this needs to be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors in the borough.

We publish what this figure is each year, as at 15 February. For 2020, the figure is 3390.

Official wording of the notice

Borough of Pendle
The Local Authority (Referendums)
(Petitions & Directions)
(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 15th February 2020 is: 3390

This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021. 

The number equal to 5% of the local government electors for 2021 will be published within 14 days of the 15th February 2021. If this number is less than 3390, 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 31st March 2021 shall also be that lower number.

P. Mousdale
Electoral Registration Officer
Borough of Pendle
Town Hall
Market Street
Nelson
Lancashire
BB9 7LG

Friday 14 February 2020