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    1. October 16, 2014

      Eurosceptic bloc collapses after Latvian MEP resigns

      Nigel Farage is facing the potential loss of up to €10m of EU taxpayers’ funding for his UK Independence party after the...

    2. October 1, 2014

      Ex-Tory supporter’s UKip donation fails to overshadow forum

      A former Tory supporter has pledged to donate £1m to Ukip over the next year in a move designed to overshadow the last day...

    1. August 26, 2014

      Tories accused over funds for campaigns in key seats

      Labour will accuse the Tories on Tuesday of bankrolling their election campaign in marginal seats with “shady money” from...

    2. August 13, 2014

      UK Conservatives beat Labour on political donations

      The Conservatives raised almost twice the amount of political donations than Labour in the second quarter of the year after...

    3. July 29, 2014

      Old debts put UK Labour party still deep in the red

      Labour is still deeply in the red despite slashing its net liabilities by more than £20m since 2006, when there were fears...

    4. July 23, 2014

      David Cameron to play tennis with Russian donor

      David Cameron intends to keep an appointment to play doubles tennis with the wife of a former Russian minister who paid...

    5. July 10, 2014

      Celebrities line up to back Labour party fundraiser

      Artworks by Sir Antony Gormley, Sir Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry – some of Britain’s best known contemporary artists –...

    6. May 15, 2014

      EuroMillions couple give further donation to SNP of £1m

      A couple who won more than £160m on the lottery have made an additional donation to the Scottish National party of £1m,...

    7. April 24, 2014

      Labour cuts ties with Co-op Bank

      The Co-op Bank has been dealt a fresh blow after the Labour party confirmed that it is ending its historic relationship with...

    8. April 22, 2014

      Ukip donor Paul Sykes appears alongside Nigel Farage in Sheffield

      The reclusive multimillionaire behind the anti-Brussels UK Independence party has vowed there will be “no limit” to his...

    9. March 4, 2014

      Don’t keep your distance, Ukip tells potential donors

      Ukip has taken money from an eclectic list of donors including Sir Tim Rice, the lyricist behind Evita and Jesus Christ...

    10. March 4, 2014

      Farage campaigns against legislation for Ukip donor’s e-cigarettes

      Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared in a YouTube video telling Brussels not to legislate against e-cigarettes after his party...

    11. March 1, 2014

      Labour backs election shake-up

      Ed Miliband applauded Labour’s “courage to change” on Saturday after members backed plans for a shake-up of the party,...

    12. February 28, 2014

      Blair welcomes changes to Labour voting structures

      Tony Blair has welcomed changes to Labour’s voting structures, saying that Ed Miliband had carried out long overdue reforms...

    13. February 14, 2014

      Questions for donors worsen Lib Dems’ week

      Chevening, a 17th century 115-room mansion in Kent, is thought to be the model for Rosings Park in Jane Austen’s Pride and...

    14. February 14, 2014

      Finmeccanica deals led to probe

      If Sudhir Choudhrie is not a household name in his adopted country, the same could not be said for India. Indian authorities...

    15. February 13, 2014

      Political donor held in UK Rolls-Royce probe

      A prominent Indian backer of the UK Liberal Democrat party and his son were the two suspects arrested earlier this week in...

    16. February 4, 2014

      Labour to change way its leaders are elected

      Labour’s governing council has approved plans to reform the way the party is funded and elects its leaders. The party’s...

    17. February 4, 2014

      Labour’s union ties are still binding

      One of the biggest questions facing Ed Miliband as he bids to become Britain’s next prime minister is whether he is prepared...

    18. January 30, 2014

      Labour election and funding reform will take five years

      Labour will introduce a “one member, one vote” system to elect its leader and reform the way it raises money from the unions...

    19. November 18, 2013

      Millionaire donor pledges support for Ukip

      A self-made millionaire has offered to donate to Ukip ahead of next year’s European parliamentary elections in a move that...

    20. November 14, 2013

      MPs challenged in ‘back-door funding’ row

      Nick Clegg is among more than 200 MPs facing questions over office rental arrangements that critics say amount to a...

    21. November 10, 2013

      David Cameron criticised over Michael Spencer meeting at No 10

      David Cameron has been criticised after refusing to reveal the details of a visit to Downing Street in September by Michael...

    22. October 23, 2013

      Co-op Group ponders future of £1m donations to Labour party

      The Co-operative Group will decide within days whether to keep giving up to £1m a year to the Labour party – and to MPs...

    23. September 10, 2013

      Unions will not lose Labour voting powers for now, says Ed Miliband spokesman

      Trade unions are likely to keep their voting powers in internal Labour party decisions after Ed Miliband’s spokesman played...

    24. September 9, 2013

      Ed Miliband presses on with financial reform despite union critics

      Ed Miliband will seek to make history on Tuesday by vowing to shake up the financial link between the trade unions and...

    25. September 9, 2013

      How would a change to funding add up on the balance of power?

      Does Labour face a “financial hit” from its union reforms? Yes, in theory. Some £8m is at stake. But that money could still...

    26. September 8, 2013

      Union chief warns on feud with Labour party

      The fight between Ed Miliband and Labour’s union backers over funding could cost the party the next general election, a...

    27. September 6, 2013

      UK Labour party inquiry exonerates Falkirk candidate Karie Murphy

      The prospective Labour MP at the heart of a vote-rigging row in Falkirk has been exonerated by the party, which has found...

    28. September 4, 2013

      GMB threat to Labour may be less blood curdling than it seems

      The GMB has threatened to cut the “affiliation funds” it automatically gives to the Labour party from £1.2m to £150,000, as...

    29. August 26, 2013

      UK political parties trade barbs on funding

      Ed Miliband is a “weak leader buffeted by union pressure”, Michael Gove will say on Tuesday as the Tories ramp up their...

    30. August 14, 2013

      Donors hand over £3m to help Exchequer pay off national debt

      More than 100 members of the public have voluntarily handed over nearly £3m to the Exchequer in the past decade to help pay...

    31. August 14, 2013

      Joan Edwards – a curious case of a generous bequest

      Taking money from a dead woman is lousy politics. On Wednesday the UK’s Liberal Democrats and Conservatives said they would...

    32. August 14, 2013

      Tories and Lib Dems hand £500,000 will donation to Treasury

      The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives will use the more than £500,000 donation given in the will of a former nurse to pay...

    33. August 1, 2013

      New peerage list prompts criticism

      Five millionaires who have given large donations to the three main political parties are to take up seats in the House of...

    34. July 31, 2013

      Cruddas wins damages from Sunday Times

      Peter Cruddas, the former Treasurer of the Conservative party, has criticised the prime minister for treating him as an...

    35. July 24, 2013

      Unite boss warns Ed Miliband funding for Labour is conditional

      One of Labour’s biggest union backers has issued a warning to the party, urging Ed Miliband to drop his support for...

    36. July 22, 2013

      Miliband and unions head for funding showdown

      Ed Miliband will set up a confrontation with Labour’s biggest union backers in a special conference that will debate the...

    37. July 17, 2013

      David Cameron pressed on Lynton Crosby’s tobacco industry links

      David Cameron came under pressure on Wednesday to clarify his election strategist’s links to the tobacco industry as Labour...

    38. July 16, 2013

      David Cameron accused of deflecting criticism with lobbying bill

      David Cameron is poised to publish a bill cracking down on union funding as the Tories try to shift the spotlight away from...

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