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Expenditure over £500 December 2014

Expenditure over £500 Posted on Sun, May 31, 2015 08:05:03

December 2014

Paid to Carillion – £4,645,893.77



Stockport Council Credit Card Spending

SMBC FOI Posted on Sun, May 31, 2015 07:45:39

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/councildemocracy/your_council/documentsandfacts/budgetsfinancialmonitoringreports/councilspending#pcards



Jill Barlow at Stockport – blocking information pertaining to fraud

Vale View School Posted on Sun, May 31, 2015 07:35:36

From: Jill
Barlow [mailto:jill.barlow@stockport.gov.uk] On Behalf Of FOI Officer
Sent: 20 May 2015 10:41
To: ‘Sheila Oliver’
Cc: FOI Officer
Subject: FOI/EIR 30599:Response

Dear Mrs Oliver

I am writing in response to your request for information
(ref FOI/ EIR 30599).

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the
requested information and our response is as follows:

The
information you have requested about Vale View Primary School is
deemed exempt under section 14(1) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
under Regulation 12(4)(b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

01625 545 745

Yours sincerely

Jill
Barlow

CSS
Senior Officer – Information Governance

Stockport
Council

Town
Hall

Stockport

SK1
3XE

Tel:
0161 474 3319

Fax:
0161 474 4006



Counting of votes at Stockport

SMBC FOI Posted on Sun, May 31, 2015 07:21:11

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for
information (ref FOI 30582).

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for
the requested information and our response is as follows:

Are postal votes counted before the rest of the votes are
counted on election night, and if so which individuals are privy to the number
of votes cast for each party?

SMBC
can confirm that postal votes are not counted by candidate/party before the
close of poll on election day and so no individual is aware of the number of
votes received by any candidate/party before the count takes place.

The
process that is followed in respect of opening postal votes is specified in the
Representation of the People (England & Wales) Regulations 2001.
Essentially this provides that:

·
The envelope containing the postal vote statement
and the envelope containing the ballot paper(s) is opened

·
The postal vote statement is checked to ensure it is
signed and dated and the number on the statement matches that on the ballot
paper envelope

·
The signature and date of birth on the postal vote
statement are scanned and the details compared to the master images kept by the
Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) as part of the postal vote application
process

·
If the postal vote statement is accepted, the envelopes
containing the ballot paper(s) then passes to the next stage of the process

·
When the postal vote statements have been scanned and
adjudicated, the envelopes containing the ballot paper(s) are then opened and
the number of ballot papers received are counted FACE DOWNWARDS so that any
candidates/agents observing the process is not able to see which
candidate./party the elector has voted for. The ballot papers are not sorted
into candidates/parties but the total number of ballot papers received is
calculated and the ballot papers sealed into ballot boxes ready to be included
in the count when it commences after the polls close.

If
the signature or date of birth on the postal vote statement does not match that
held by the ERO the postal vote is rejected. Any elector whose vote is rejected
for these reasons is contacted after the election so they are aware their
vote was disallowed and if necessary they can provide a fresh signature.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer