Mayoral Petition

Every year in February, Nottingham City Council must publish the minimum number of signatures needed to support a valid petition to request a referendum on whether the City should have an Elected Mayor.

The minimum number of signatures is equivalent to 5% of the authority's local government electorate.

The number in the notice below will apply to any petition submitted to Nottingham City Council from now until the new figure is published in February 2023.


‘Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 provides for the holding of a referendum on whether Nottingham City Council should change to a different form of governance, an Elected Mayor. For this to happen, at least 5% of local government electors must sign a petition. Each year the City Council publishes the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum.’ (Local Government Act 2000)


Publication of Verification Number as at February Register