The City of Bristol (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for Bristol City Council, on the date specified in Article 3, to hold a referendum on whether to cease to operate their existing form of governance arrangements and to start to operate a mayor and cabinet executive instead. The result of the referendum required to be held by virtue of this Order is binding. Article 5 enables the Secretary of State to take any action that the authority are required to take by virtue of this Order if the authority fails to take that action.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.