A stark illustration of the slide in Ukip’s fortunes: in the third quarter of 2016 Ukip raised less than half what even the BNP managed in declarable donations to the Electoral Commission.
Nor is that because the BNP has been having a resurgence. In fact, the BNP has just lost its last councillor anywhere in the country on a principal local authority.
The official figures for declarable donations published by the Electoral Commission are:
- Conservative and Unionist Party – £2,861,788
- Labour Party – £2,027,371
- Liberal Democrats – £928,888
- Co-operative Party – £394,655
- Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales – £111,085
- British National Party – £94,428
- UK Independence Party (UKIP) – £42,943
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