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Conservatives ‘raise 11 times more than Labour’ in third week donations

Overall the Conservatives have now raised £9.5 million during the General Election campaign, compared to £3.4 million for Labour.

The Conservatives raised 11 times as much as Labour from donations in the third week of the General Election campaign, new figures show.

The Tories received £3,772,550 between May 17 and May 23, according to the latest weekly figures from the Electoral Commission.

This dwarfs the £331,499 that was donated to Labour over the same time frame, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party only narrowly ahead of the Liberal Democrats in donations.

Overall the Conservatives have now raised £9.5 million during the General Election campaign, compared to £3.4 million for Labour.

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The Liberal Democrats received £310,500 in the third week of campaigning, including £230,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

Former FA chairman Greg Dyke gave the party £25,000.

The Conservatives’ biggest donation was £1,000,050 from John E Gore.

The party received eight six-figure donations from companies and individuals, including £500,000 from JCB and £200,000 from businessman Christopher Rea.

For Labour, trade union Unite gave the party £129,530, while it was also boosted by further donations from other trade unions like Unison and GMB.

The Women’s Equality Party received £71,552 in the third week of campaigning, while Ukip was given £16,300 and the Greens £9,366.

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