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    The financial health of British political parties: what the latest data tells us

The financial health of British political parties: what the latest data tells us

New data by the Electoral Commission on party funding shows, among other things, that Labour raised a record-breaking £16m in a year through membership fees alone, while the Conservatives received more money from bequests than from living members. Sam Power explains what these figures tell us about the state of play in UK party politics, and how they compare […]

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    The funding of politics in Great Britain – an issue transformed

The funding of politics in Great Britain – an issue transformed

Political party financing may not regularly hit the headlines in the UK, especially in the wake of Brexit and the more pressing concerns politicians appear to face, but, Sam Power argues here, it is an issue that will not go away any time soon. Drawing on recent research, he explores recent changes in how party financing has evolved.

The recent […]