The count for the General Election on Thursday 12 December will now take place at Roding Valley High School in Loughton.
As a result of the tragic events this week at Debden Park High School we have decided, as a mark of respect, to move next Thursday’s Election Count Centre to a new location at Roding Valley High School.
Shocked and saddened
“We were all shocked and saddened by the incident outside the school on Monday and felt that in order to support the school at this difficult time we should find another location for this major event,” said Georgina Blakemore, Acting Returning Officer for the Epping Forest constituency.
“At short notice Roding Valley High School has kindly agreed to step in to allow us to hold the election count there and we are extremely grateful to them for their support.”
Late change of venue
Our elections staff are pulling out all the stops to ensure the count runs as smoothly as ever.
The change to the count centre does not affect any of the polling stations due to open at 7am next Thursday morning, through until 10pm.
“We are sure all the candidates, agents and others taking part in the election will appreciate the special circumstances of this late change of venue and bear with us as we put all the new last minute changes in place,” said Georgina.
Access the count centre
Those officially attending the count should access the centre via the rear entrance to the school in Brook Road. If using a SatNav or mobile phone use the postcode IG10 1BW, the entrance is opposite number 16.
Find a list of the candidates at General Election 2019.