Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Memoranda


Annex 1

LOCAL AUTHORITIES' PROPOSALS FOR NEW EXECUTIVE ARRANGEMENTS[13]

OVERALL FIGURES

  
Total
Form of arrangement proposed/implemented
  
Leader and Cabinet[14]
317
Mayor and Cabinet[15]
8
Mayor and Council Manager[16]
1
Alternative Arrangements
59
Progress on Implementation
  
Implemented by 31 December 2001
214
Implementation planned between 1 January 2001 and 30 June 2002
168
Implementation planned between 30 June 2002 and 31 December 2002
3


MAYORAL REFERENDUMS

SUMMARY

  
Total
  
Total
Total referendums held or planned
27
Form of ballot
  
  
  
All-postal
19
  
  
"Normal" Poll (inc combined)
6
  
  
Not yet advised
2
  
  
Origin of ballot
 
  
  
Voluntary
21
  
  
By Petition
5
  
  
By Direction
1
Number already held
23
"YES" results
8
  
  
"NO" results
15


DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF REFERENDUM RESULTS

DateCouncil ProposalsResult Fall-back
7 June
(Normal poll—Combined) (by Petition)
Berwick-upon-TweedMayor & Cabinet Yes 3,617 (26 per cent)
No 10,212 (74 per cent)
Turnout 64 per cent
Alternative Arrangements
28 June
(All Postal)
Cheltenham Mayor & CabinetYes 8,083 (33 per cent)
No 16,602 (67 per cent)
Turnout 32 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
28 June
(All Postal)
Gloucester Mayor & CabinetYes 7,731 (32 per cent)
No 16,317 (68 per cent)
Turnout 31 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
12 July
(All Postal)
Watford Mayor & CabinetYes 7,636 (52 per cent)
No 7,140 (48 per cent)
Turnout 25 per cent
N/A
20 September
(All Postal)
DoncasterMayor & Cabinet Yes 35,453 (65 per cent)
No 19,398 (35 per cent)
Turnout 25 per cent
N/A
4 October
(Normal)
Kirklees Mayor & CabinetYes 10,169 (27 per cent)
No 27,977 (73 per cent)
Turnout 13 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
11 October
(Normal)
Sunderland Mayor & CabinetYes 9,375 (43 per cent)
No 12,209 (57 per cent)
Turnout 10 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
18 October
(All Postal)
Brighton & HoveMayor & Cabinet Yes 22,724 (38 per cent)
No 37,214 (62 per cent)
Turnout 32 per cent
Alternative Arrangements
18 October
(All Postal)
HartlepoolMayor & Cabinet Yes 10,667 (51 per cent)
No 10,294 (49 per cent)
Turnout 34 per cent
N/A
18 October
(All Postal)
LewishamMayor & Cabinet Yes 16,822 (51 per cent)
No 15,914 (49 per cent)
Turnout 18 per cent
N/A
18 October
(All Postal)
MiddlesbroughMayor & Cabinet Yes 29,067 (84 per cent)
No 5,422 (16 per cent)
Turnout 34 per cent
N/A
18 October
(All Postal)
North TynesideMayor & Cabinet Yes 30,262 (58 per cent)
No 22,296 (42 per cent)
Turnout 36 per cent
N/A
18 October
(All Postal)
SedgefieldMayor & Cabinet Yes 10,628 (47 per cent)
No 11,869 (53 per cent)
Turnout 33 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
8 November
(All Postal)
RedditchMayor & Cabinet Yes 7,250 (44 per cent)
No 9,198 (56 per cent)
Turnout 28 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
20 November
(All Postal)
Durham (City)Mayor & Cabinet Yes 8,327 (41 per cent)
No 11,974 (59 per cent)
Turnout 29 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
6 December
(All Postal)
HarrowMayor & Cabinet Yes 17,502 (43 per cent)
No 23,554 (57 per cent)
Turnout 26 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
2002

24 January
(All Postal)
PlymouthMayor & Cabinet Yes 29,559 (41 per cent)
No 42,811 (59 per cent)
Turnout 40 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
24 January
(All Postal)
HarlowMayor & Cabinet Yes 5,296 (25 per cent)
No 15,490 (75 per cent)
Turnout 35 per cent
Alternative Arrangements
31 January
(All Postal)
NewhamMayor & Cabinet Yes 27,263 (68 per cent)
No 12,687 (32 per cent)
Turnout 26 per cent
N/A
31 January
(Normal poll)
(by Direction)
SouthwarkMayor & Cabinet Yes 6,054 (31 per cent)
No 13,217 (69 per cent)
Turnout 11 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
31 January
(All Postal)
West DevonMayor & Cabinet Yes 3,555 (23 per cent)
No 12,190 (77 per cent)
Turnout 42 per cent
Alternative Arrangements
31 January
(All Postal)
ShepwayMayor & Cabinet Yes 11,357 (44 per cent)
No 14,438 (56 per cent)
Turnout 36 per cent
Leader & Cabinet
21 February
(Normal poll)
(by Petition)
BedfordMayor & Cabinet Yes 11,316 (67 per cent)
No 5,537 (33 per cent)
Turnout 15.5 per cent
N/A
2 May
(All Postal)
(Combined)
HackneyMayor & Cabinet   Leader & Cabinet
2 May
(Normal poll—Combined)
(by Petition)
Newcastle-under-Lyme*Mayor & Cabinet   (Not yet advised)
(by mid June)
(by Petition)
Stoke-on-Trent*Mayor & Council Manager   (Not yet advised)
(by mid June)
(by Petition)
Mansfield*Mayor & Cabinet   (Not yet advised)
* These three Councils have sent statutory notice to the Secretary of State that a valid petition has been received and that the Council will consequently be holding a referendum within six months of the petition date. Formal proposals to be received from these authorities will provide details of referendum dates (if not yet determined) and fall-back proposals.




13   Figures as at 28 February 2002. Back

14   Includes: Mansfield and Newcastle-under-Lyme, where mayoral petition received, Hackney, where voluntary mayoral referendum planned and leader and cabinet to be implemented pending the referendum, and Lincolnshire, whose proposals not yet received. Back

15   All confirmed by referendum. Back

16   Stoke-on-Trent, referendum instigated by petition, proposals not yet received. Back


 
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