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European Union Referendum Act 2015

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Regional Counting Officers

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5(1)For the purposes of the referendum, the Chief Counting Officer may appoint a Regional Counting Officer for any of the following regions—

  • East Midlands;

  • Eastern;

  • London;

  • North East;

  • North West;

  • South East;

  • South West and Gibraltar;

  • West Midlands;

  • Yorkshire and the Humber;

  • Scotland;

  • Wales.

(2)Where—

(a)a region mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) (a “listed region”), and

(b)a region mentioned in the Table in Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (an “electoral region”),

have the same name, the listed region comprises the areas specified in relation to that electoral region in that Table as they are for the time being.

(3)The South West and Gibraltar region mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) comprises the areas specified in relation to the South West region in that Table as they are for the time being.

(4)In determining for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) or (3) what the areas are that are specified in that Table, paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 1 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 is to be ignored.

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