Archive for donations
The Daily Telegraph reports: The Labour Party has helped its biggest financial backer avoid tax worth up to £1.5 million on its largest donation so far this year. John Mills gave the party shares in his shopping channel company, JML, valued at £1.65 million in January. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Mills said that the […]
Lib Dem leader of Gossport Council, Peter Chegwyn has been assaulted by one of his predecessors as Liberal Democrat leader, since turned independent, Dave Smith. The financial sector has accounted for half of the declarable donations to the Conservative Party since the 2010 general election. John Hemming’s wife has been convicted of stealing a cat. [...]
As the Financial Times reported earlier this week (expanding on a point Stephen has made previously): The [Liberal Democrats] party said it had raised more than Labour from individual and corporate donors in five out of the past six quarters. In the second quarter of this year the party attracted £850,000 against £300,000 for Labour, [...]
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott is clearly not put off by coalition from his pursuit of Tory donors and their tax statuses. Today it is Jon Wood, whose tax affairs have been in the papers with Lord Oakeshott saying, “Now is the time to take...
Two illegal donations totalling £101,500 dating back to 2004 and 2006 have been forfeited by the Conservative Party.
A quick update on our previous coverage of the court case over more than £350,000 of impermissible donations accepted by UKIP. Last month the Supreme Court ruled in UKIP's favour, reducing the amount UKIP has to repay to just under £15,000.
The following three graphs are from the Electoral Commission and show income and expenditure for the three main political parties as reflected in their annual accounts. There are some important exceptions to what they show, such as the money brought in and spent directly by election candidates, though from what I know of these exceptions [...]
From the BBC: “Most people” are in favour of ending the confidentiality surrounding donations to political parties in NI, focus group research has suggested. It was conducted by the Electoral Commission, which recorded the views of eight groups around NI, each consisting of between six and eight people. Unlike the rest of the UK, details of political donors [...]