Steve Rotheram & Frank McKenna dealing with Elliot Lawless?

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Dear Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,

To: Steve Rotheram Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

Subject: Downtown Liverpool in Business Chief Executive Frank McKenna

Will the Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham please disclose the following information?

[1] Has Mr Frank McKenna and or his company [Downtown in Business] worked for the Metro Mayor or Steve Rotherham over the past ten years?

[2] Has Frank McKenna ever gifted or supported the Metro Mayor with work or payments?

[3] Has the Metro Mayor's staff ever worked with or for Downtown in Business or paid this company for PR?

[4] In 2014/15/16 NPG Ltd staff may have been doing PR and marketing for the Metro mayor and his office, are any members still working with the Metro Mayor?

[5] How many times did Elliot Lawless and or his staff along with his PR agents hold talks with the Metro Mayor or his staff and did Frank McKenna set these up?

Please see below a past e-mail from the London reporter: Christian Eriksson did the Metro Mayor get a copy of this and the report on Frank McKenna's past dealings with the police?

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Christian Eriksson 27 September 2016

Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please acknowledge my request is being considered and disclose the following information:
1) Records of meetings with Downtown in Business head Frank McKenna &/or his professional representatives since 00:01 1 Jan 2015 attended by any of the following persons: the Mayor, his office or advisers; the Chief Executive; the Director of Regeneration and Employment; the Director of Finance and Resources.

2) Emails to/from Downtown in Business head Frank McKenna &/or his professional representatives (including CC'ed in correspondence) since 00:01 1 Jan 2015 in email accounts belonging to any of the following persons: the Mayor, his office or advisers; the Chief Executive; the Director of Regeneration and Employment; the Director of Finance and Resources. Where an email has been identified please disclose the full thread for context. Please search draft and deleted email folders.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D. Jones Jr

FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr Jones

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Thank you for your email to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | LCRCA | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Liverpool City Region Combined Authority request email]

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FOI CA, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr Jones

RSN20139

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act. Please find the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s response below.

Please note we have interpreted ‘the Metro Mayor’s staff’ as those officers who work in the Metro Mayor’s office. No searches have been conducted for staff who work in the wider Combined Authority.

[1] Has Mr Frank McKenna and or his company [Downtown in Business] worked for the Metro Mayor or Steve Rotherham over the past ten years?

No.

Please note that the position of Metro Mayor has only existed since May 2017, when Steve Rotheram was elected to the position.

[2] Has Frank McKenna ever gifted or supported the Metro Mayor with work or payments?

No

[3] Has the Metro Mayor's staff ever worked with or for Downtown in Business or paid this company for PR?

No

[4] In 2014/15/16 NPG Ltd staff may have been doing PR and marketing for the Metro mayor and his office, are any members still working with the Metro Mayor?

No

[5] How many times did Elliot Lawless and or his staff along with his PR agents hold talks with the Metro Mayor or his staff and did Frank McKenna set these up?

None

[6] Please see below a past e-mail from the London reporter: Christian Eriksson did the Metro Mayor get a copy of this and the report on Frank McKenna's past dealings with the police?

No

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

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Jill Coule
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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
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Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | LCRCA | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Liverpool City Region Combined Authority request email]

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