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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the requirements are for a local authority to move from a directly elected mayor to a non-mayoral executive structure. (94656)

Under section 27 of the Local Government Act 2000 a local authority must resolve to hold a referendum, consult on the detail of the proposed change to a non-mayoral executive structure, and hold a referendum on whether or not to make the change. If a majority of those voting are in favour of the change, the authority must implement it.