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Information for campaigners / observers

The London regional collation and result declaration will be held at the Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2V 7HH.

There are a limited number of spaces to attend this event and the deadline for applying for accreditation will be midnight on 16 June 2016 we will be in touch shortly after this date to advise the status of your application and, where successful, to provide you with joining instructions. Please fill in the accreditation form to apply.

Accreditation form

Please send all forms to: Joseph.Dunton@lewisham.gov.uk

Please note:

  • That there will be no physical counting of ballot papers in the Guildhall. The counts for each Local Counting Area will take place in each of the 32 London Boroughs and separate admittance arrangements apply.
  • Access to the London Regional Count Event will be prioritised for the media, registered campaigners and statutory observers.

Read more about becoming a statutory observer.

The application process

The London RCO team is committed to ensuring transparency of the referendum process and will work to ensure that as many applications for accreditation are as successful as possible. Arrangements have been made for UK national broadcast coverage from the Guildhall.

Please note that the Guildhall has strict limitations on capacity and submitting an application does not guarantee access. You will be informed if your application is successful or not and sent further information once the application deadline has passed.

The prioritisation process is outlined below:

Category

Estimated number of guests

Prioritisation process

Media

60

  • National broadcasters and print media;
  • London based broadcasters and print media;

Observers

20

  • Up to 20 Electoral Commission accredited observers at any one time

Lead campaign groups

30

  • Up to 15 from each of the designated lead campaign groups with 5 designated lead agents that will have enhanced access to the count

Representatives of political parties

15

  • Up to three guests representing all parties on the Greater London Assembly

London Councils

20

  • Up to 20 guests representing London Councils

City Hall

20

  • Up to 20 guests representing City Hall

Corporation of London

20

  • Up to 20 guests representing Corporation of London

Others

Depending on availability

 

There will also be regional count and collation events across England, with count venues also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will need to contact the relevant region separately if you wish to attend these counts. 

Further enquiries about the accreditation process are welcome at: Joseph.Dunton@lewisham.gov.uk

Terms and conditions

All applicants are required to read, understand and agree to the Accreditation Terms and Conditions before submitting an accreditation application. There are many reasons for implementing an accreditation process, including prioritising spaces when numbers are limited.

  1. This accreditation process is for members of political parties, registered campaigners, statutory observers and others who wish to attend the London Results Collation Event.
  2. Completion of the application form does not guarantee acceptance to all applicants.
  3. Once your application has been received, it will be considered and you will be notified as to whether you have been granted accreditation.
  4. All applicants will receive an e-mail to confirm whether or not their application has been successful. This will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application form.
  5. Accredited guests will be sent information on when and how to collect passes/wristbands to gain access into the venue.
  6. Security will be strict on the day and guests are required to wear their passes/wristbands at all times.
  7. Passes/wristbands are non-transferable. Accreditation may be revoked at any time if your conduct does not meet the expected standards as communicated to you by the event organisers or officials before and during the event
  8. In relation to this information, the Regional Counting Officer team will ensure the information is held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This includes using the information only for the purpose for which it was provided, ensuring the data is protected and is not accessible to anyone who should not have access. We will make sure it is not kept longer than necessary and we will not allow your information to be used for commercial purposes without your permission.