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Statement on Scottish Government's referendum announcement

Published: 11 May 2012

On Friday 11 May, the Scottish Government put out a press release following its consultation on the proposed referendum.

Below is our statement in response:

John McCormick, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland said: “Our priority has always been that any referendum must be run in the interests of voters. We therefore welcome the Scottish Government’s announcement that it wants us to play a role in both regulating the referendum and undertaking independent testing of the referendum question. We look forward to sorting out the precise details with them in the coming months.”