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The chief counting officer for the London referendum, Robert ...
The chief counting officer for the London referendum, Robert

Hughes, has set out how the London referendum will work. In a

booklet sent to all electoral officers in the London boroughs and the

City of London he has provided detailed guidance on how the count

will be run and how problems, such as what is and is not a rejected

vote, should be tackled.

Mr Hughes said:

'It is very important that all those involved in the count on

London referendum night, 7 May, are absolutely clear about the

procedures to use. Londoners have not taken part in a referendum

since 1975 which means very few people have experience of running

one. We must get it right on the night so we have been discussing

practical details with all those concerned. The guidance I am sending

out now reflects our discussions and clarifies many key points where

confusion might arise.

'With good planning I am confident that the count will go

smoothly on the night and I am very grateful for the co-operation

shown by the boroughs and the city corporation in working towards

that goal.'

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