Tony Reeves, Chief Executive please will LCC come forward over Cllr Millar's Hong Kong trip 2015 Peter McInnis NPG Ltd

Matt Williams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Liverpool City Council

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Liverpool City Council.

Tony Reeves, Chief Executive

Please do we the public have the right to ask [Jeanette McLoughlin], City Solicitor & Monitoring Officer, questions about Cllr Gary Millar’s trip to Hong Kong on the 31st October 2015.

He [potentially defamatory statement removed]?

Do we the public have a right to ask elected representatives where is Cllr Kennedy?

Can the LCC please give a full account of the time [Cllr Kennedy] he has spent in Spain over the last 2 years, and not in Liverpool addressing the failed site known as Metalworks and Vauxhall Rd, as the [potentially defamatory statement removed] Metalworks, in which [potentially defamatory statement removed].?

Yours faithfully,

Ms. Williams Save this City

Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,
Please reply these are all in the public interest, just what is it you are hiding? The trip to Hong Kong needs to be made public.
The more you hide this the more reporters may start to want to look into this.

Yours sincerely,

Matt Williams

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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