Cost of May 2018 Local Election
Received: 6 May 2020
Please provide me with a copy of that account (or accounts if payment was in stages) as presented by the Returning Officer such that I can see what amount has been spent on each broad category of expense (staff, stationery, building hire etc) and how much the election cost in total.
One of the larger expenses after staffing is likely to be the hire of a suitable space for the count to take place.
- Please tell me the location and cost of the space which was hired for the purpose and the time period for which the space was hired.
- Please also provide a copy of the invoice for that hire and if the detail is not evident from the invoice please tell me what extra services, if any, were provided within the invoiced amount for items other than the pure hire of the space (e.g. refreshments, public address system, security, parking etc).
- If security was not included in the cost of the hire of the space please provide a copy of the invoices for that service at the count, if indeed there was any such separate workforce.