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Local Government Act 2003

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116Local polls
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(1)A local authority may conduct a poll to ascertain the views of those polled about—

(a)any matter relating to—

(i)services provided in pursuance of the authority’s functions, or

(ii)the authority’s expenditure on such services, or

(b)any other matter if it is one relating to the authority’s power under section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22) (authority’s power to promote well-being of its area).

(2)It shall be for the local authority concerned to decide—

(a)who is to be polled, and

(b)how the poll is to be conducted.

(3)In conducting a poll under this section, a local authority must have regard to any guidance issued by the appropriate person on facilitating participation in a poll under this section by such of those polled as are disabled people.

(4)This section is without prejudice to any powers of a local authority exercisable otherwise than by virtue of this section.

(5)In this section, “local authority” means—

(a)in relation to England—

(i)a county council;

(ii)a district council;

(iii)a London borough council;

(iv)the Greater London Authority;

(v)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

(vi)the Council of the Isles of Scilly, and

(b)in relation to Wales, a county council or a county borough council.

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