Labour’s squeaky clean Treasury select committee rent-a-quote John Mann is very hot on party funding this morning, having a little whinge about big Tory money in his constituency:
In 2010 the Tories spent £250,000 on Bassetlaw with 29 glossy direct mailings. It's not just how much you have, but how well you spend it.
— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) February 19, 2015
That would be the same John Mann who, new Electoral Commission figures reveal, has just bagged a £2,500 donation from mega-bucks CVC Capital private equity adviser Sir Trevor Chinn. Chinn has also given Labour £25,000 in the last quarter. If only there was someone Guido could phone for a comment…