Posts Tagged “electoral commission”

BBC: ‘Political parties’ donations fall by almost £1m’

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

Here’s the BBC News report: Donations to political parties fell by almost £1m during the second quarter of this year, official figures show. The Electoral Commission said £7,873,478 in funding had been reported – down £992,312 on the first three months of the year. The Conservatives received £3,785,579, Labour £2,964,471 and the Liberal Democrats £717,797. […]

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q2, 2010)

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2010

The Electoral Commission has today published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised just over £2.05 million in the second three months of this year, and almost £4 million in total in the frst half of the year. (At the foot of this post is the […]

+++ OFFICIAL: Lib Dems cleared by Electoral Commission over Michael Brown’s £2.4m donation

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2009

Here’s the full statement just released by the Electoral Commission:
Donations by 5th Avenue Partners Limited to the Liberal Democrats: statement
20 Nov 2009
The Electoral Commission, the independent elections and party finance watchdog, today announced the outcome of its investigation into donations made by the company 5th Avenue Partners Ltd to the Liberal Democrats. Donations totalling over […]

Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q2, 2009)

by Stephen Tall on August 26, 2009

The Electoral Commission has published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties today, and its website allow us to gain a picture of the Lib Dems’ fundraising efforts over the years. Below is the full breakdown of (…)

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Lib Dems' £550k deficit, 8.5% membership drop, and other facts from the party's annual accounts

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2009

The Electoral Commission has just published online the latest sets of financial accounts for the main parties, including the Liberal Democrats, for the year end 31 December 2008. Stephen Tall has waded through its 28 pages to unearth a few of the sexier snippets.

Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q1, 2009)

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

The Electoral Commission has published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties this week, and LDV’s own Mark Pack has already blogged his success in getting the Commission to report the figures accurately. The Commission’s website does (…)

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LabourList, meet the Electoral Commission; Electoral Commission meet LabourList

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2009

Who exactly is funding LabourList? That’s the question which is beginning to be asked in the wake of ‘Smeargate’, in which Gordon Brown’s chief spin-doctor, Damian McBride, conspired with the website’s founding editor Derek Draper to defame various Tory figures. (…)

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Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q4, 2008)

by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2009

The Electoral Commission has published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties this week, and LDV’s own Mark Pack has already blogged his success in getting the Commission to report the figures accurately. The Commission’s website does (…)

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Michael Brown: Electoral Commission resumes investigation into Lib Dem donations

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

As disclosed by Sir Peter Viggers MP (Con., Gosport), who represents the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission: The Electoral Commission informs me that following the recent conclusion of criminal proceedings against Mr. Michael Brown, it has now resumed its (…)

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Michael Brown goes on trial

by Stephen Tall on November 10, 2008

The Press Association reports: One of the Liberal Democrats’ biggest donors is due to stand trial accused of fraud. Michael Brown, 42, who gave £2.4m to the party in the run-up to the 2005 General Election, faces 16 offences. Apart (…)

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