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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Local Authorities (Referendums)(Petitions)(England) Regulations 2011 and shall come into force on 23rd January 2012.
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“the 1972 Act” means the Local Government Act 1972(1);
“the 1983 Act” means the Representation of the People Act 1983(2)
“the 2000 Act” means the Local Government Act 2000.
(2) Except where expressly stated to the contrary, any reference in these Regulations to a section followed by a number is a reference to the section bearing that number in the 2000 Act.
1983 c.2. Amendments to section 8 were made by section 66 of, and Schedule 16 to, the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c.19) and by section 11 of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 (c.1). Section 9 was substituted by section 8 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Representation of the People Act 2000 (c.2). Amendments were made to section 9 by sections 9, 10 and 74 of, and Schedules 1 and 2 to, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c.22). Section 13 was substituted by sections 8 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Representation of the People Act 2000. Subsection (1) was substituted by section 5 of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (c.33). Subsection (1A) was inserted by section 23(2) of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (c.12) and amendments were made to subsection (5) by section 39 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act. Relevant amendments were made to section 37 by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50).
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