Conservatives get 26 times more in donations than Labour

In the uk valgkamps the first week received The Conservative Party 5.7 million pounds in political donations. The Conservative Party received 5.7 million poun

Conservatives get 26 times more in donations than Labour

In the uk valgkamps the first week received The Conservative Party 5.7 million pounds in political donations.

The Conservative Party received 5.7 million pounds - almost 50 million pounds in political donations in the first week of the british election campaign.

It illuminates the country's electoral commission.

Thus occupies the conservative prime minister Boris Johnson's party a clear first on the list of political donations.

at the same time, the main opposition party, Labour, have to settle with a total number of donations on 218.500 pound.

the Amount is subject to for donations under 7500 pounds, when they are not in the body inventory. Labour will traditionally, many small donations, according to the news agency Reuters.

The official amount, which the Labour party has collected, is only the fifth highest among the british parties, and about 26 times less than the conservatives.

the liberal democratic party received the second highest amount of 275.000 pounds. Brexitpartiet has been tredjeflest money of 250,000 pounds.

Labour believes that the resignation of the electoral commission report shows that The Conservative Party is in the pocket of wealthy and powerful investors.

- While The Conservative Party is in the pocket of investors with special interests and the super rich, we are proud of the fact that Labour will get the support of hundreds of thousands of people who donate what they can to build a fairer society, says Ian Lavery, who is chairman of the Labour party.

Among the conservative donors is Lubov Tjernukhin, who is a former Russian minister's wife. It informs the election commission. She has donated 200.000 pounds to the party. In total, she has since 2012 donated 1.4 million pounds.

Tjernukhins donations has in the past caused a stir.

Among other things, when she earlier in the year paid 135.000 pound to be allowed to eat dinner with the then prime minister, Theresa May and a number of ministers. It writes the AFP news agency.

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Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 04:00

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