Closed consultation

Parish polls

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This consultation seeks views on our proposals to modernise parish polls.

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Consultation description

A parish poll allows for a ballot of local government electors in the parish to be called on any question arising at a parish meeting.

The consultation seeks the views of the public, local authorities and the parish sector on:

  • the trigger (the number or proportion of electors required to demand a poll)
  • the voting arrangements for parish polls
  • the questions on which a poll can be held
  • consequential related matters


Parish polls: consultation on the government’s intentions to modernise parish poll regulations

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Published 4 December 2014