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Electoral registers

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Dear Sunderland City Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

From January 2018 to the day this request is processed, please provide a list of organisations and companies that have requested electoral registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas voters lists, and/or absent voters lists.

For each organisation/company, please provide details on what they requested and when they requested it. Please also indicate whether their requests were fulfilled.

I would like to receive this information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I can refine the request. If you need any clarification, please contact me. I look forward to receiving a response in 20 working days. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

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Re: Your request for information concerning:


Electoral Registers


The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.


I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.


Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this


Customer Request Number:  FOI_273




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Kate Monehen, Sunderland City Council



I refer to your below email regarding sales of the electoral register.


As you may be aware, the Freedom of Information Act does not list any
person appointed under the Representation of the People Act, 1983, which
is the principle legislation governing elections and electoral
registration. Therefore, the Electoral Registration Officer, Returning
Officer or any other person appointed under the Act are not subject to the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  Notwithstanding that there
is no statutory obligation to provide this information please find below a
response to your question.


Date Name Details £
Community Sustainability
11/04/2018 Services All wards open register £183.50
10/07/2018 Green Party Washington South full register £79.00
All - full register and
01/12/2018 TransUnion (CallCredit) monthly updates £522.50
All - full register and
01/12/2018 Crediva monthly updates £522.50
All - full register and
01/12/2018 Equiniti monthly updates £522.50
All - full register and
01/12/2018 Experian monthly updates £522.50
All - full register and
01/12/2018 Equifax monthly updates and overseas £544.00
01/02/2019 Aristotle All - full register £329.00


All requests were granted.


I hope this is satisfactory. If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this email. The review will be removed from the
Directorate and coordinated by the Council’s Information Governance
Officer. A request for review should be directed, by email to
[1][Sunderland City Council request email], by post or by hand addressed to;
Information Governance Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box
100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.


You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.





Electoral Services


Corporate Services Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Civic Centre






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