We must hold a referendum for a directly elected mayor, if we receive a valid petition signed by at least 5% of people who are registered to vote at local government elections in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Requirements for any petition for a referendum for a change of governance
The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011
Under the above regulations, local authorities are obliged to publish a “verification number” which equates to the minimum number of signatures required on petitions requesting a referendum on the question of whether the council should change to a different form of governance.
For the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham the minimum number of signatures is 6,289.
This represents 5% of local government electors shown on the Register of Electors in force as of 15 February 2022.
The number will be used to check any petition presented between 15 February 2022 and 31 March 2023.
Electoral Registration Officer
Hammersmith Town Hall
15 February 2022
Download a PDF version of the mayoral referendum notice (pdf 912KB).