Wales, UK, regional Plebiscite [ATP] - Local referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Wales, UK
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Local referendum
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

36 Referendum following order.

(1) The [ F262 Welsh Ministers] may by order make provision requiring every local authority, or every local authority falling within any description of authority specified in the order, to hold a referendum on whether they should operate executive arrangements involving an executive which takes such form permitted by or under section 11 as may be specified in the order.
(2) The provision which may be made by an order under this section includes provision—(a) as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held,
(b) as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority before or in connection with a referendum,
(c) as to the action which may, may not or must be taken by a local authority after a referendum,
(d) for or in connection with enabling the [ F263 Welsh Ministers], in the event of any failure by a local authority to take any action permitted or required by virtue of the order, to take that action.
(3) The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 27, 28, [ F264 or 29] F265 ....
(4) Nothing in subsection (2) or (3) affects the generality of the power under subsection (1).

References: Local Government Act 2000, (accessed June 6, 2021)

Subject Matter:

To hold a referendum on whether local authorities should operate executive arrangements involving an executive which takes such form permitted by or under section 11 as may be specified in the order.

Actors

Author:
Welsh Minister
Initiator:
Welsh Minister
Decision maker:
Local electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
None found
Approval Quorum:
Majority of valid votes
Geographical Quorum:
None found
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Practice

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