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Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

Section 164 – Requirement to hold a referendum involving an elected mayor

198.Requires the Welsh Ministers, when making an amalgamation order, to require the shadow authority for the new local government area to hold a referendum on whether the new authority (when it comes into being formally) should operate the elected mayor and cabinet form of executive arrangements. The requirement to hold such a referendum will apply only where at least one of the authorities to be amalgamated is already operating with an elected mayor and cabinet executive.

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