Local and General Election Candidate Safety & Security

Ryan Jarvis made this Freedom of Information request to Wolverhampton City Council as part of a batch sent to 36 authorities

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Dear Wolverhampton City Council,

I am writing to respectfully access my rights in lieu of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore make the following request:-

1. Please can you confirm whether you currently have any policy in which relates to the safety and security of parliamentary and local candidates in elections? If so, please provide a copy.

2. Details of the number of incidents reported to yourselves which relate to parliamentary or local candidates being assaulted or abused for the past three years? (This can include events relating to physical and non physical incidents).

3. Confirm whether the authority plans to provide advice and/or guidance on safety and security on which parliamentary or local candidates can access in the future?

4. Confirm that the authority takes it 'duty of care' towards local and parliamentary candidates seriously and if so provide details which confirm reasonable adjustments and/or steps have been taken to properly advise prospective candidates on such matters.

I look forward to hearing from you soon, and in any event no later than the prescribed 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Jarvis

FOI, Wolverhampton City Council


Dear Mr Jarvis,

I am writing in regards to the Freedom of Information request we received on 1 May 2019.

Your request will be dealt with as quickly as possible and a final response should be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt.

If you wish to enquire about the progress of your request, then please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting the reference number, in the heading above.

Rita Rich
Information Governance Officer
Tel. Office: 01902 550363

E-mail: [email address]
City of Wolverhampton Council

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FOI, Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Ryan Jarvis,


Thank you for requesting information about Local and General Election
Candidate Safety & Security. The Council received your request on 1^st May
2019, and is considering it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“The Act”).


The Council wants to be as open as possible in answering requests, and to
help people obtain the information they are looking for.  In this case,
the best way that we can help you is to ask you to consider whether you
could narrow down your request to focus on the precise information that
you are seeking.


In response to your request can you please confirm to whom you are
addressing these questions, i.e. which body, organisation individual?


On receipt of a narrowed down request the Council will assess your request
and provide the information if possible.


The working days taken for you to respond to this will be added to the
existing deadline.  However, if you do not respond within 90 days from the
date of this email, the request will be closed.


Yours sincerely



Malkit Sahota

Information Governance Officer

Tel. Office: 01902 554042


E-mail: [email address]

City of Wolverhampton Council
















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Dear FOI,

This request is withdrawn!

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Jarvis