Ashcroft Cash Funds Labour Candidate

Lord Ashcroft’s cash is finding its way to some unlikely beneficiaries. Owen Jones wouldn’t accept the £3,000 prize from the disaffected Tory donor when he won the Ashcroft sponsored ‘Young Writer of the Year’ award last week, instead he split the money between a donation to a left-wing campaign and gave the other half of the money to Labour’s Peterborough candidate Lisa Forbes. She is fighting to oust sitting Tory MP Stewart Jackson, who has had £15,000 from the billionaire peer as well. Meaning Ashcroft is in the unusual position of funding both the Labour and Tory candidates’ campaigns…


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