Conservative Donations from Russians

Michael Somerville made this Freedom of Information request to Electoral Commission

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Michael Somerville

Dear Electoral Commission,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like copies of all donations from Russians Nationals to the conservative party,
This should include all donations to date in
this financial year.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible, and within
the time requested by law

Yours faithfully,

Michael Somerville

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Michael Somerville,
 
Our Ref: FOI 046/18
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated 19
March 2018, concerning:
 
I would like copies of all donations from Russians Nationals to the
conservative party, This should include all donations to date in this
financial year
 
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 Wednesday 18
April 2018.
 
Yours sincerely,
Ashley Lardner
Information, Knowledge and Systems Manager
The Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ
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FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Michael Somerville,

 

Our Ref: FOI 046/18

 

Thank you for your email to the Electoral Commission dated 19 March 2018.

 

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 in bold below followed by our response.

 

I would like copies of all donations from Russians Nationals to the
conservative party, This should include all donations to date in this
financial year.

 

Our response is as follows:

 

We do not hold the information you have requested.

 

Political parties are not required to report to us the nationality of
donors.

 

There are rules in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act
2000 about who can donate to political parties. For example, in order to
be a permissible donor an individual must be registered on a UK electoral
register. You can find out more about the rules for donations to political
parties [1]here. 

 

I trust that this information satisfies your request.

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]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ab...

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,

Ashley Lardner
Information, Knowledge and Systems Manager
The Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ
[4][Electoral Commission request email]
[5]electoralcommission.org.uk
[6]yourvotematters.co.uk

[7]Twitter | [8]Facebook | [9]Blog

 

 

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Michael Somerville

Dear FOI,

Would it be possible then to obtain a list of the donations to the conservative party without the nationality listed?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Somerville

FOI, Electoral Commission

Dear Michael,
 
The Electoral Commission publishes this information online and it is
readily accessible to you via our [1]search on the website (click on the
link to launch the page). 
 
You can search by the Conservative Party, and use the filters on the page
to refine your search to just donations.  There are further filters
available to limit your search and guidance on the page.
 
Further information about what information we publish about donations and
loans is also available on our website, [2]please click on this link to go
to the page.
 
Yours sincerely,
Ashley Lardner
Information, Knowledge and Systems Manager
The Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8YZ
[3][Electoral Commission request email]
[4]electoralcommission.org.uk
[5]yourvotematters.co.uk
[6]Twitter | [7]Facebook | [8]Blog
 
 
 
 

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