Political Party Funding

The Russia Situation Highlights the Money Problem at the Heart of UK Politics

Jack Butler | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Butler

It's time to establish a limit on political donations. It's time to eliminate the threat of corruption and remove the possibility of big-money donors ruling the roost over elected politicians. We don't want to go down the American route, where all politics is awash with corporate money to an obscene extent.

Questions About How the Tories Fund Their Politics Aren't Going Away

Michael Dugher | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

This week Ed Miliband heralded the biggest Labour Party reforms for a generation to strengthen the connection with millions of individual working people... In marked contrast, and using language that is a throwback to the old Tory party, David Cameron offers nothing but an attack on Labour's trade union links.

Tube Driver Leaves £200,000 To The BNP In His Will

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics

Anti-BNP campaigners say the party is still a long way from being a credible force in spite of a record £200,000 donation. Hope Not Hate said Nick...

Conservative Party Received £83m From 'Rich List'

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party has received donations of more than £83 million from people on the Sunday Times Rich List, according to a trade union study. ...

Ed Miliband Calls For £5,000 Party Donation Cap..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has suggested that political party funding should be reformed, with a cap on individual donations set at £5,000. But the Labour lead...

Labour Demand 'Full Inquiry" Into Peter Cruddas Revelations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

Labour Shadow minister Michael Dugher is calling on David Cameron to launch a full inquiry over claims by ex-Tory party co-Treasurer Peter Cruddas, wh...

Profile - Who Is Peter Cruddas?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

It was only nine months ago that Peter Cruddas was announced as the co-treasurer of the Tory party, appointed by party chiefs in June 2011 after a ste...

FULL TEXT: Peter Cruddas Resigns

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Cruddas, co-treasurer of the Conservative party, has resigned after being exposed offering access to Downing Street, government policy process a...

Cameron And Miliband Should Shun 'Disgraced' David Laws, Urges Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Ed Miliband should refuse to meet David Laws, Nick Clegg's nominee to lead all-party talks on political party funding, a Labour MP h...

There Will Be More Sleaze Unless Party Funding's Cleaned Up, Say MPs

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Government must take action to clean up political funding before another "scandal intervenes", a Commons committee urged today. MPs called on t...

'There's Bound To Be Suspicion': Honours Controversy Reignited

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Political parties' reliance on large donations from individuals or trade unions means there is "bound to be suspicion" about honours and other favours...

Jacques Chirac Found Guilty Of Corruption

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

The former president of France, Jacques Chirac, has been found guilty of corruption in a party financing case, it has been reported. The 79-year-ol...

Nick Clegg's £50m Summer School Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is set to reveal a £50m plan for summer schools to help needy students from "going off the rails" He will also claim the unions have b...