Deposit to stand as crime commissioner

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Our Ref: 16 March 2021 - NY5916

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: NY5916  

I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 8th March 2021.  

I note you seek access to the following information:    

Hello, I am writing to you with a request for information regarding the £5000 deposit required to stand as crime commissioner.

Kindly consider my request under an FOI request if you find you cannot respond freely to the requests below.  

Can you advise what terms if any you had to comply with if you were supported by a political party at the last crime commissioner’s election in regard to deposit paid by your political party. 

Can you advise if you have had to donate or been asked a percentage of your crime commissioners’ yearly salary back to the political party who supported you in your crime commissioner’s campaign. If so how much?  

Can you advise if the £5000 deposit required by regulations to stand was returned to your political party and if so how long did it take to be returned.  

Can you advise if you kept the £5000 deposit? If so was it a gift and by whom?  

Can you advise if you have donated any sums of money to the political party who supported you once you were elected as crime commissioner. 

 Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information 

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.    

I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.    

This is because this information is not held by the OPFCC.  

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.