Labour tops income table with £33m

Labour's income last year was £33m, the highest of any of the political parties

Labour's income last year was £33m, the highest of any of the political parties

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Labour has topped the league for the highest political party income, reporting that more than £33 million went into its coffers last year.

Records released by the Electoral Commission show the Opposition's income stayed around the same as the previous year but it spent more than £2 million less than in 2012.

JML founder John Mills continued to be one of Labour's biggest donors, with one non-cash donation worth £1.6 million while other large amounts came in t he form of short money - payments made to opposition parties in the House of Commons to help them with their costs.

The Conservatives reported an income of £25.3 million with outgoings of £23.5 million and the Liberal Democrats brought in £7.3 million and spent £6.8 million.

Electoral Commission chief executive Peter Wardle said: "We are pleased that, for the third year running, all the larger political parties have submitted their accounts to us by the statutory deadline. It is essential that parties continue to be transparent with their financial information so voters can see exactly how they are funded and how this money is spent."

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5:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

nearlyman says...

The champagne still flows for the socialists.
The champagne still flows for the socialists. nearlyman
  • Score: -4

6:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

kez1968 says...

With all the labour councillors and Cheif executives making a mint off the poor council tax payers, old red edd must be rubbing his hands with glee.
With all the labour councillors and Cheif executives making a mint off the poor council tax payers, old red edd must be rubbing his hands with glee. kez1968
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Copperhead says...

Labour has ruined the UK.
Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s.
In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK.
Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs.
Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda.
They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum.
They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!!
Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy.
Labour has ruined the UK. Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s. In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK. Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs. Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda. They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum. They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!! Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy. Copperhead
  • Score: -22

9:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Big Time says...

Copperhead wrote:
Labour has ruined the UK.
Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s.
In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK.
Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs.
Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda.
They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum.
They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!!
Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy.
I'm voting Labour...
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Labour has ruined the UK. Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s. In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK. Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs. Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda. They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum. They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!! Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy.[/p][/quote]I'm voting Labour... Big Time
  • Score: 10

8:51am Wed 30 Jul 14

nigelej says...

Copperhead wrote:
Labour has ruined the UK.
Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s.
In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK.
Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs.
Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda.
They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum.
They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!!
Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy.
Sorry for one minute the I thought I read they were the party of class war and envy . Have you heard the leaked speech from Oliver litwin . Saying how the conservatives are going to tax the poor to reduce the tax for the rich . If you havnt heard just go to the daily mirror site and you can listen to it . Talk about class war
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Labour has ruined the UK. Their politicians have been waging a war against the British people since the 1950s. In the 60s , 70s and 80s, they were pro-Soviet Union and supported destructive industrial action inspired and financed by the USSR in the hope of instigating a revolution here in the UK. Since the end of the cold war, the acolytes of the left have become more and more middle-class but still are trying to change our society to suit their beliefs. Immigration is one of their weapons - by allowing millions of people from all over the world to come to the UK for benefits, houses, health care and occasionally to actually work, the champagne socialists of NuLab have been trying to change our society, our way of life and our country to suit their agenda. They portray themselves as the party of the poor and underprivileged whilst their leader, Ed Milliband, earns £400,000 per annum. They need YOU to stay poor and downtrodden in order to keep themselves in a job !!! Do NOT vote Labour - the party of class war, division and envy.[/p][/quote]Sorry for one minute the I thought I read they were the party of class war and envy . Have you heard the leaked speech from Oliver litwin . Saying how the conservatives are going to tax the poor to reduce the tax for the rich . If you havnt heard just go to the daily mirror site and you can listen to it . Talk about class war nigelej
  • Score: 0

10:18am Wed 30 Jul 14

blackandamber says...

How anybody who is of sound mind can vote for the Labour party after what it has done to this country, which is still feeling the effects of Labours mismanagement of the economy. Anyone who thinks the two Eds should handle the purse strings of this country needs to be certified.
How anybody who is of sound mind can vote for the Labour party after what it has done to this country, which is still feeling the effects of Labours mismanagement of the economy. Anyone who thinks the two Eds should handle the purse strings of this country needs to be certified. blackandamber
  • Score: -5
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