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Alex Croft was he ever an adviser to Steve Rotheram?

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Dear Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,

Can the Metro Mayor's office confirm if Alex Croft was ever employed as an 'adviser' to Steve Rotheram in his role as Metro Mayor? If so, what did he advise? If not, what was his job title?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Clarke

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr Clarke

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Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act. Please find the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s response below.

1.Can the Metro Mayor's office confirm if Alex Croft was ever employed as an 'adviser' to Steve Rotheram in his role as Metro Mayor?

Mr Croft was employed as a Communications Officer. In the course of executing his duties as an officer, Mr Croft may have had occasion to provide advice to the Mayor, but this was not his primary responsibility.

2.If so, what did he advise?

See above.

3.If not, what was his job title?

Communications Officer

The Combined Authority would not ordinarily comment on the employment of junior officers due to our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. However, given public statements made by Mr Croft we believe that there is a legitimate interest in clarifying whether he had an advisory role in the Metro Mayor’s office.

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

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Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | LCRCA | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Liverpool City Region Combined Authority request email]

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