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Political party donations and loans published for Q3 2021

25 political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland have reported accepting a total of £11,462,233 in donations and public funds in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September), according to figures published recently (07 December 2021) by the Electoral Commission. This compares to £8,974,199 reported in the same period in 2020.

Louise Edwards, Director of Regulation, recently said:

“Transparency in political finance is important to public confidence and trust in our democratic processes. Over £11 million in donations was accepted by political parties in the third quarter of the year, and these data allow voters to see where that funding came from.”

Political parties are required to submit quarterly donation and loan returns to the Electoral Commission, and to include:

  • donations accepted above the £7,500 threshold (£1,500 for accounting units)
  • smaller donations from a single donor which exceed the reporting threshold when taken together
  • donations which ought to have been reported in previous quarters
  • impermissible donations they have received and the action taken in relation to these.

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Original article link: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/media-centre/political-party-donations-and-loans-published-q3-2021

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