Labour Raised More Cash than Tories Last Quarter

This morning the Electoral Commission published its party donations and loans data for January to March 2022, and it’s good news for Sir Keir: Labour raised more cash last quarter than the Tories. Labour accepted a total of £5,229,989, while the Conservatives managed £4,608,213. In the last quarter of 2021, the Tories came out on top with £4,958,350, with Labour trailing at £3,837,167. A decent turnaround for a party that had to pass mass redundancies and offer real-terms pay cuts a few months ago. So much for Unite’s threats to bankrupt them…

Meanwhile the LibDems raised £1,368,419, the SNP raised £364,606, and the Greens took in £166,046. Laurence Fox’s Reclaim Party, which currently has no representation at any level of government, actually raised more cash than the Greens, with £300,000. Kerching.

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Laurence Fox’s Reclaim Party Raised Same as LibDems

If there were ever a sign of the LibDems’ increasing irrelevance, figures released by the electoral commission today revealed Laurence Fox single-handedly raised almost as much as the entire LibDems in the first quarter one of 2021. Total returns revealed Fox’s Reclaim party brought in £1.53 million, versus the LibDems’ £1.28 million. Fox’s incoming was exclusively from 18 individual donations by Jeremy Hosking…

Unsurprisingly, even Nick Clegg couldn’t turn the LibDems’ fundraising efforts around. The former deputy prime minister resumed donating to his former party, for the first time since the 2019 general election. Electoral Commission records show their former leader gave £5,000 to his old branch in Sheffield, and £10,000 to the Scottish LibDem branch. Guido would have thought his Facebook wage would allow him to be more generous…

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Party Donations Collapsed During Lockdown

New figures just released by the Electoral Commission show donations to political parties from April – June have hit a half-decade low thanks to the global pandemic and lockdown. The real reason Rishi wants to get the economy moving again…

440 party donations were made – 545 fewer than the same period in 2019 – totalling £9.263 million. That’s over £10 million lower than the same period in 2019…

Labour notably dominate the table, raking in over £1 million more than the Tories and taking up eight of the top 10 largest donations. Parties will need donations to remain high as we enter the race for next year’s bumper mid-term regional, local, and devolved elections…

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Lib Dem Donations Outstrip Labour, UKIP Short on Cash

Political party donation figures for the last quarter of 2016 are out:

Conservative and Unionist Party – £3,610,983

Liberal Democrats – £1,972,904

Labour Party – £1,970,055

Green Party – £46,228

Co-operative Party – 39,750

UK Independence Party (UKIP) – £33,228

Women’s Equality Party – £30,000

The Lib Dems have had a fantastic quarter, narrowly beating Labour to take their place as the second best-funded party over the period. UKIP are struggling – they took just three grand more than the Women’s Equality Party. The LibDems are cashing in on being anti-Brexit, they just got a million quid donation from Greg Nasmyth. Guido hears they have secured another major donation from a Blairite former Labour donor which we can expect to see in the next Electoral Commission figures…

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Clegg’s £30,000 Bung from Offshore Pal of Putin

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Shameless Nick Clegg has trousered a massive £30,000 payment from an official ‘friend of Putin’ whose company is based in an offshore tax haven. Clegg received the bung from Frederik Paulsen, the billionaire chairman of drugs firm Ferring Pharmaceuticals. As you can see above, Paulsen was personally awarded an “Order of Friendship” medal by Putin himself. The Vlad acolyte has poured huge amounts of cash into Russia, has been given a gong by the Russian Foreign ministry, and is an honorary Russian citizen. Not only that, his company is ultimately controlled from Curacao, a Caribbean tax haven…

Clegg has of course accused the Leave campaign of siding with Putin. Top level hypocrisy – at the same time he is happy to line his pockets with a huge wedge from one of Putin’s mates…

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Political Party Richlist

January Loans Graph merged

2016’s first quarter saw a bumper month for parties vying for local election funds, with the Tories raising £6,744,212 and Labour £5,486,345. This represents around 50% less than last year for both major parties in the same period (the larger ammount is to be expected in election year). Meanwhile, the SNP’s sighs of relief at not losing the Scottish Parliament are palpable, with the party only beating UKIP in donations due to the latter’s refusal to take public short money (the SNP received nearly £80,000 less than UKIP in private donations). More importantly, however, is the Nat’s massive outstanding loans: £1,165,553 all told, significantly above any other party. Guido’s sure those hefty government contracts north of the border will quickly help them recover…

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