Referendum in Northumbria BillA bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in Northumbria on the establishment of a Northumbrian parliament
|Author(s)||Llywelyn ap Iorwerth mp|
|First reading||2020 September 10|
Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1 The Referendum
- The Government shall arrange for a referendum to be held on the establishment of a Northumbrian Parliament.
- The referendum must be held before 6 months after the the Northern Devolution Commission has released their report.
- Those entitled to vote in the referendum shall be the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at a local government election in any electoral area in the regions of North East England, North West England, and Yorkshire and the Humber.
- The referendum is advisory.
- The question that is to appear on the ballot papers is:
The Parliament has decided to consult people in Northumbria on the Government's proposals for a Northumbrian Parliament: Put a cross (X) in the appropriate box I agree that there should be a Northumbrian Parliament or I do not agree that there should be a Northumbrian Parliament
3 Short Title, Commencement and Extent
- This act applies to Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- This act may be cited as the Referendum in Northumbria Act 2020.
- This act comes into force upon royal assent.