Financial accounts for smaller political parties published
Financial accounts of political parties and accounting units in the United Kingdom, with income and expenditure of £250,000 or less, have been published today by the Electoral Commission. The accounts are for the year ending 31 December 2019.
Louise Edwards, Director of Regulation, said:
“All political parties must keep financial records and submit annual statements of accounts to us. Publishing this data helps voters see political parties’ income and what they’re spending. This is an important part of delivering transparency in political finance in the UK, and in enhancing public confidence and trust in our democratic processes.”
Party income and expenditure
283 political parties in the United Kingdom reported their financial accounts as being within this threshold.
12 parties reported income or expenditure between £50,000 and £250,000:
|The For Britain Movement (GB)||£194,915||£205,155|
|Communist Party of Britain (GB)||£157,109||£139,893|
|SDLP (Social Democratic & Labour Party) (NI)||£145,835||£139,082|
|Ashfield Independents (GB)||£121,126||£103,983|
|Advance Together (GB)||£105,826||£92,623|
|Green Party (NI)||£92,962||£93,640|
|British National Party (GB)||£88,874||£128,600|
|Socialist Party (NI)||£85,606||£83,492|
|Upminster and Cranham Residents Association||£73,637||£71,908|
|Conservative and Unionist Party (NI)||£66,276||£66,476|
|Traditional Unionist Voice – TUV (NI)||£50,972||£50,327|
|People Before Profit Alliance (NI)||£49,116||£50,506|
The full financial accounts for each of the 283 political parties with income and expenditure of £250,000 or less are available on the Commission’s website (Opens in new window).
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