May 22, 2008

EARNING ITS NAME:

Labour Party forced to rely on trade unions for over 90 per cent of its funding (Daily Telegraph, 23/05/2008)

The Labour Party is being forced to rely on the trade unions for more than 90 per cent of its funding because donations from wealthy individuals have virtually dried up, according to figures from the Electoral Commission watchdog.

Nearly all the £3.1 million raised by the party in the first quarter of 2008 has come from the unions, with the exception of three bequests and around £157,000 from the taxpayer.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 22, 2008 8:21 PM
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