the above combined local authorities, received has any documented evidence that TWAFA is registered under law, as a lawful business or charity organisation

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Dear North East Combined Authority,

Please can you inform me as to whether or not, the above combined local authorities, received has any documented evidence that TWAFA is registered under law, as a lawful business or charity organisation and what measures have the above, aforementioned local authorities, taken to ensure, they are / have given funds to, TWAFA - Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist Association (antifa) located in the civic centre of Newcastle, under a c/o PO BOX. within a legal capacity, to prevent fraud by this antifa, organisation operating under the name of TWAFA. Or is TWAFA - Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist Association operating under a different registered, umbrella organisation and can this information be forwarded as requested.

Yours faithfully,

John Rodgers

NECA FOI, North East Combined Authority

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Rhiannon Hood,

Dear Mr Rodgers,

 

Further to your request for information from the North East Combined
Authority (NECA), I am writing to reply on behalf of NECA. You asked;

 

 1. Our reference 19.0642 – TWAFA office

Please can you inform me as to whether or not, the above combined local
authorities, received has any documented evidence that TWAFA is registered
under law, as a lawful business or charity organisation and what measures
have the above, aforementioned local authorities,  taken to ensure, they
are / have given funds to,  TWAFA - Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist Association
(antifa) located in the civic centre of Newcastle, under a c/o PO BOX.
within a legal capacity, to prevent fraud by this  antifa, organisation
operating under the name of TWAFA. Or is TWAFA - Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist
Association operating under a different registered, umbrella organisation
and can this information be forwarded as requested.

 

Response; NECA hold no record of any NECA association with TWAFA since it
was established in 2014.

 

 2. Our reference 19.0643 – TWAFA and Councillors

Please can you inform me as to whether or not, the above combined local
authorities, as mentioned above,  Can confirm how many north east
councillors, from 2009 to 2019 have been associated with TWAFA - Tyne &
Wear, Anti-fascist Association and which political part(ies) these local
authority councillors are registered, if any. These cllrs and associates
are seen to represent the people of the North East and the association of
TWAFA are linked to an unconfirmed number of officials within local
government. Can their position with council authority, be also confirmed,
in addition to any association with TWAFA -  Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist
Association C/o Unison PO Box Civic Centre.

 

Response; We can confirm NECA has no financial association with TWAFA.

 

 3. Our reference 19.0644 – TWAFA, Councillors and MPs

Please can you inform me as to whether or not, the above combined local
authorities, as mentioned above, Can confirm how many north east
councillors / MP's from 2010 to 2019 have been associated with TWAFA -
Tyne & Wear, Anti-fascist Association and which political part(ies) these
local authority councillors are registered, if any. In addition to, what
association TWAFA  and local councillors have with any trade union
movement, under the TUC, such as Unison, unite, GMB or the RMT.

 

Response; We can confirm NECA hold no record of any NECA association with
TWAFA since it was established in 2014.

                                                          

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