Under the 1972 Local Government Act, civic Parish Councils in England (Community Councils in Wales) can vote to request their local District Council to hold a referendum on any issue of concern to the local parish.
- Holding a Local Referendum.....How you can do so in the UK using Existing Legislation
- How to get a local referendum
- Local referendum in England and Wales
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