Viewing candidates expenses

L Barnett made this Freedom of Information request to Electoral Commission

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Dear Electoral Commission,

I believe you have recently issued guidance, or advised councils on access for the media to candidate's election expenses.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please supply me with the guidance you give to councils, plus any communication (email, letter etc) you have had between yourselves and councils in the Greater Manchester area since the general election on the issue of access to election expenses.

Yours faithfully,

L Barnett

Michelanne Wilson, Electoral Commission

I'm out of the office currently on annual leave but will be returning on Monday July 26th.
Please contact Nassime Chida if you have any pressing issues at [email address]

Esther Mckelvie, Electoral Commission

Dear L Barnett
Our Ref: FOI 54/10
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated 24
July 2010, which we received on 26 July 2010. In your email you have
requested:
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please supply me with
the guidance you give to councils, plus any communication (email, letter
etc) you have had between yourselves and councils in the Greater
Manchester area since the general election on the issue of access to
election expenses.
The Commission aims to respond to requests for information promptly and
within the statutory timeframe of twenty working days.
You may expect to receive a reply sent from the Commission by 23 August
2010 .
^Yours sincerely,

Esther Mckelvie
Business Assistant
The Electoral Commission
Trevelyan House
Great Peter Street
London SW1P 2HW
Tel: 020 7271 0627
Fax: 020 7271 0505
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Dear Esther Mckelvie,

According to your last email, I should have received a reply by August 23. Could you please let me know when I will be getting a reply?

Yours sincerely,

L Barnett

Esther Mckelvie, Electoral Commission

I no longer work at the Electoral Commission.

Please re-direct your email to [email address] or call 020 7271 0616.

Thanks

Esther Mckelvie

Nassime Chida, Electoral Commission

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______________________________________________
From: Nassime Chida On Behalf Of Michelanne Wilson
Sent: 08 September 2010 14:07
To: '[FOI #42577 email]'
Subject: FOI 54/10 Response

Dear Sir/Madam,

Our Ref: FOI 54/10

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated
24 July 2010. The Commission aims to respond to requests for information
promptly and regrets that on this occasion we have not done so. Please
accept our apologies for this delay. Your request is in bold below
followed by our response.

You have requested:
I believe you have recently issued guidance, or advised councils on access
for the media to candidate's election expenses.
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please supply me with
the guidance you give to councils, plus any communication (email, letter
etc) you have had between yourselves and councils in the Greater
Manchester area since the general election on the issue of access to
election expenses.

The Commission has issued general guidance on access to making election
expenses returns available for public inspection which can be found on our
website at:
[1]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__...
and
[2]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__....

We do hold information relevant to your request. Please find four email
exchanges attached relevant to your request. Please note: document 4
relates to a phone query which the Commission followed up via email. The
phone query consisted of a member of staff from Wigan Council phoning on
11 June 2010 for clarification on what the responsibilities were for
electoral administrators in relation to election expenses post-election.
This included the responsibility to make them available for inspection. We
clarified this over the phone and sent a follow-up email attached.

I trust that this information satisfies your request. If you are not
satisfied with this response, please note that the Commission operates a
review procedure, details of which can be found on the Commission website
at:
[3]http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ab...

Please also note that if you have exhausted all internal Commission review
procedures and you are still not satisfied you have the right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner. Details of this procedure can be found on
the ICO website: [4]http://www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Nassime Chida
On behalf of Michelanne Wilson
Nassime Chida
Business Assistant - DCE
The Electoral Commission
Trevelyan House
Great Peter Street
London SW1P 2HW
Tel: 020 7271 0692
Fax: 020 7271 0505
Textphone: 18001 020 7271 0579
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