Designation of lead campaigners for the EU referendum
On this page you can find who we have designated as lead campaigners for the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
We have designated The In Campaign Ltd as the lead campaigner for the Remain outcome and Vote Leave Ltd as the lead campaigner for the Leave outcome at the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
- View the minutes of the board meeting where this decision was made (PDF)
- View the board paper prepared for the meeting, including our assessment of applications (PDF)
- Summary of assessment scores for Leave campaigner applications (PDF)
- Read more in our press release
The two campaigners will now have access to specific benefits set out in law during the regulated 'referendum period' which begins on 15 April. These include a higher spending limit of £7 million, one free distribution of information to voters, the use of certain public rooms, referendum campaign broadcasts and a grant of up to £600,000.
Here you can find the applications submitted by all campaigners seeking designation as lead campaigners and all supporting information they provided.
In accordance with our published process, personal information and information on campaigning strategy has been redacted from the papers.
The In Campaign Ltd (Britain Stronger in Europe)
Designation application (PDF) (including appendices 1-3: objectives and structure, board and advisory board members, supporting statements for designation)
Go Movement Ltd
Appendix 01 (PDF) (legal documents and data, individual supporters from small and medium sized Enterprises, list of local group leaders and towns, list of fully certified members, list of donation members, sample list of newsletter subscribers, sample list of 1,000,000 dialled people, data visualisations of telephone contact, our messengers in full, the Labour Vote)
Emails in support of application (PDF) (13 boxes of these two template emails of support were submitted with the application)
Further evidence - cover letter (PDF)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Designation application (PDF) (including appendix: TUSC letter to the Electoral Commission)
Vote Leave Ltd
Appendix B1 (PDF) (support from MPs)
Appendices C1-C4 (PDF) (C1 (support from political organisations), C2 (support from business organisations), C3 (support from community organisations), C4 (support from academia))
Appendices D1-D3 (PDF) (D1 (media coverage of local and regional business council launches), D2 (media coverage of Vote Leave), D3 (media coverage BME))