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How many Elected Mayors in the Look North Area (North East and Cumbria) have appeared on the programme between May 1st 2016 and May 1st 2021

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am a regular viewer of Look North. I see elected Mayors appearing on the programme regularly. I rarely see the elected Mayor of North Tyneside or the Mayor of the North of the Tyne authority. I seem to see the Mayor of Tees Valley and the Mayor of Middlesbrough regularly. Perhaps my mind is playing tricks. Please provide a ranked list of elected mayor appearances between 1 May 2016 and 1 May 2021. By appearances I mean moving images.

Thank

Yours faithfully,

Robert Lackenby

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Rob Lackenby,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 07 May 2021. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20210801.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Robert Lackenby,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20210801.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

 

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'How many Elected Mayors in the Look North Area (North East and Cumbria) have appeared on the programme between May 1st 2016 and May 1st 2021'.

You are refusing to provide the information on the grounds that the law does not require you to provide it. The law does not stop you from doing so, it is your duty as a publicly funded organisation to justify your editorial decisions. You know fine well you have disproportionately covered the Teesside Mayors, but are not prepared to admit or explain it.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Lackenby

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Rob Lackenby,

The BBC does not offer an internal review when the information requested is not covered by the Act. If you disagree with our decision you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123 1113 or see http://www.ico.org.uk

Please note that should the Information Commissioner’s Office decide that the Act does cover this information, exemptions under the Act might then apply.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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