UK wide, national and regional referendums
The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) establishes a fixed legal framework for the conduct of any referendum held in the UK. It covers referendums such as that held in the North East for the proposed Regional Assembly.
Referendums can be used by local councils to test public opinion on local issues. We have never held a referendum of our own held under PPERA but we could do so if we wished. We have used other methods of consultation such as the Citizens Panel.
There will be a referendum in Eden on Thursday 7 March 2013 for the adoption of the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan, see:
Notice of referendum
Notice of poll and situation of polling stations
Read the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan referendum information sheet.
For further information:
Contact: Elections Officer
Telephone: 01768 212253
Fax: 01768 890470
Address: Elections and Democratic Services, Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF