Tories received £3.7million in donations in the third quarter of 2021

Tories received £3.7million in donations in the third quarter of 2021 – DOUBLE Labour’s £1.8million – as the Conservative Party’s treasurer gifts £750,000 to Boris Johnson’s elections war chest

  • New Electoral Commission data shows Tories received £3.7m in donations in Q3
  • The Labour Party received £1.8million while Liberal Democrats got £783,334
  • Biggest single donation was from Malik Karim, the co-treasurer of the Tories

The single biggest donation in the quarter was from Malik Karim, the co-treasurer of the Conservative Party, who gave the Tories £750,000 which was accepted on August 5.

The Conservative Party received almost £4million in donations in the third quarter of 2021

Malik Karim, co-treasurer of the Conservative Party, donated £750,000 to the Tories in the third quarter of 2021, according to data published by the Electoral Commission 

Labour’s biggest donations came from unions, with Unite the Union giving the largest amount of £362,625 while Unison gave £291,575 and GMB gave £290,125. 

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats received £783,334 in total donations while the SNP got £86,097. 

The Tories also led the way in the number of donations received by a major party, with 200 in total, while Labour had 73 and the Lib Dems had 128. 

The Electoral Commission numbers showed that the Tories accepted £407,916 in public funding while Labour accepted £2.16million. 

The total numbers for cash received when including public funds put the Tories on £4.14million for the quarter and Labour on £3.99million. 

For the Lib Dems the number was £1.39million and for the SNP it was £302,463.

A total of £11.5million in donations and public funds was recorded in the third quarter of this year across all parties. That compares to £9million in the same period in 2020.  

All political parties are required to submit quarterly donation and loan returns to the Electoral Commission.

Boris Johnson’s Tories received 200 donations in total in the quarter, while Labour had 73 and the Lib Dems had 128

A total of £11.5million in donations and public funds was recorded in the third quarter of this year across all parties

Those returns must include details of all donations accepted above a threshold of £7,500. 

Louise Edwards, director of regulation at the Electoral Commission, said: ‘Transparency in political finance is important to public confidence and trust in our democratic processes. 

‘Over £11million in donations was accepted by political parties in the third quarter of the year, and these data allow voters to see where that funding came from.’

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