Dear Leeds City Council,

I would like to know how much money the council has spent on political advisers for each council department dating from 2010 - present.

I would also like to know how much money or donations the council has spent on political advisers for each councillor dating from 2010 - present.

Yours faithfully,

Rhi Storer

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

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IMG.Requests, Leeds City Council

Good morning,

Freedom of information request Ref 256420 : Council spending on political advisers

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received on 29 January 2020. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request has been assigned to one of our officers who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 256420 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Marta Kapica
Information Governance Assistant
Leeds City Council

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IMG.Requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Rhi Storer

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 256420)

I refer to the above and your request dated 29 January 2020. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to your request
relating to Council spending on political advisers.

I would like to know how much money the council has spent on political
advisers for each council department dating from 2010 - present.

I would also like to know how much money or donations the council has
spent on political advisers for each councillor dating from 2010 -
present.

Leeds City Council do not employ political advisers

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within the council. They will re-examine your request
and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act. Should
you wish to follow this course of action please address your concerns in
writing to the above address.

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that she expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

Office of the Information Commissioner,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF.

You may also contact the Commissioner via her website at www.ico.org.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me using the contact information above.

Yours sincerely

 

Sam Slatcher

Information Governance Officer

Requests Team

Information Management & Governance

Digital & Information Service

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 37 84251

 

 

 

 

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