Latest quarterly political party donations in Northern Ireland published
27 Feb 2020 01:51 PM
Eight political parties registered in Northern Ireland reported accepting a total of £331,211 in donations and public funds in the fourth quarter of 2019, (October to December, covering the UK Parliamentary General Election), according to figures published by the Electoral Commission. This is £538,053 less than the previous quarter, between July and September 2019.
In 2019, political parties in Northern Ireland reported accepting £3,344,747 in donations. This compares to £1,461,797 in 2018.
Cahir Hughes, Head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland, yesterday said:
“This is only the second full year we have been able to publish information on donations to parties in Northern Ireland, and the first time we have been able to give full information covering a UK Parliamentary general election campaign. Publishing this data allows voters to see clearly how parties in Northern Ireland are funded, enhancing public confidence and trust in our democratic process.”
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