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.
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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.
Information Governance Assistant
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 -
Leeds City Council do not employ political advisers
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Information Governance Officer
Information Management & Governance
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Leeds City Council
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