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Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

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165Power to direct a referendum involving an elected mayor

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(1)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision for or in connection with enabling them, in such circumstances as may be prescribed in the regulations, to direct a shadow authority to hold a referendum on whether the new local authority should operate a mayor and cabinet executive.

(2)The provision which may be made by regulations under this section includes (but is not limited to) provision—

(a)as to the date on which, or the time by which, a referendum must be held;

(b)as to the action which may, or may not or must be taken by a shadow authority before or in connection with a referendum;

(c)as to the action which may, or may not or must be taken by a shadow authority after a referendum;

(d)for or in connection with enabling the Welsh Ministers, in the event of any failure by the shadow authority to take any action permitted or required by virtue of the regulations, to take that action.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2) includes provision which applies or reproduces (with or without modifications) any provisions of section 25, 27, 28, 29 or 33 of the Local Government Act 2000 or Part 4 of this Measure.

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