Alba Pary Registration

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Electoral Commission

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Dear Electoral Commission,

Please treat this email as a freedom of information request.

I would be grateful if you could send me the following information regards the Alba Party: http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk...

1/ The constitution provided by the party to the EC in relation to its registration.
2/ Copies of any correspondence between the EC and representatives of the Alba Party in relation to its registration.
3/ Any other documentation provided by party representatives as part of the registration.

I understand it will be necessary to redact some parts of the requested materials in order to mitigate against disclosure of personal data.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

 

Our Ref: FOI 041-21

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated
27/03/2021 received by the Commission today, concerning:

 

Please treat this email as a freedom of information request. 

I would be grateful if you could send me the following information regards
the Alba Party:
[1]http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk...

 

1.    The constitution provided by the party to the EC in relation to its
registration.

2.    Copies of any correspondence between the EC and representatives of
the Alba Party in relation to its registration.

3.    Any other documentation provided by party representatives as part of
the registration.

 

 

The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.

 

You may expect to receive a reply sent from the Commission by 28/04/2021.

 

Please note that due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus our
offices are not accessible and we will not be able to respond to Freedom
of Information requests or release documents in hardcopy. We have taken
this decision to protect our staff and requestors in line with guidance
from the Information Commissioner’s office, as stated on our website
([2]www.electoralcommission.org.uk/freedom-information).

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

The Information Team

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The Electoral Commission

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Hi,

I don't appear to have received a response to my Freedom of Information request. Can you let me know when you will be able to respond?

Yours sincerely,

Ally Tibbitt

FOI, Electoral Commission

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

 

 

Our Ref: FOI-041-21

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated
27/03/2021 received by the Commission 29/03/2021.

 

The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
has done so within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.

 

Your request is shown below followed by our response.

 

I would be grateful if you could send me the following information regards
the Alba Party:
[1]http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk...

1.         The constitution provided by the party to the EC in relation to
its registration.
2.         Copies of any correspondence between the EC and representatives
of the Alba Party in relation to its registration.
3.         Any other documentation provided by party representatives as
part of the registration.

 

Our response is as follows:

 

We hold the information you have requested. 

You have requested specific information with regards to the Alba Party. 
We understand that your request relates to the following documents and
information:

 

·         Application form submitted by the Alba Party to the Commission
as part of its application to register as a political party

·         Correspondence between the Commission and representatives of the
Alba Party in relation to its application to register as a political
party, including the decision letter sent to the party

·         Constitution submitted by the Alba Party to the Commission as
part of its application to register as a political party

·         Financial scheme submitted by the Alba Party to the Commission
as part of its application to register as a political party

 

In responding to this request we have included the above information in
the attached document, in the order set out above.  You will notice that
in the attached pdf document, some of the information has been redacted. 
Information is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (FOIA) where release of the information would breach one of the
data protection principles in the GDPR. One of the principles states that
personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully.  Some of the
information contained in the requested information falls within the
description of personal data because the information relates directly to
an identifiable living individual. Disclosure of this information would
breach the first data protection principle, which states the information
must be processed fairly and lawfully. Any personal data that is not
already in the public domain has been redacted.  Under this provision, we
have also redacted the names of Commission staff below Head level. This is
because those members of staff have a reasonable expectation that their
personal details will not be made public.

 

 

If you are not satisfied with this response, please note that the
Commission operates a review procedure, details of which can be found on
the Commission website at:
[2]www.electoralcommission.org.uk/freedom-information/make-a-freedom-information-request

 

Please also note that if you have exhausted all internal Commission review
procedures and you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner. Details of this procedure can be found on
the ICO website: [3]https://ico.org.uk.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Team

The Electoral Commission
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