Co-op Party’s £200,000 from societies

THE Co-operative Party received over &#163 200,000 of donations in the second quarter of this year, according to the Electoral Commission. From 1 April to 30 June the...

THE Co-operative Party received over &#163 200,000 of donations in the second quarter of this year, according to the Electoral Commission.
From 1 April to 30 June the party received &#163 215,237 from co-operative societies compared to &#163 63,087 in the first quarter of 2003.
Around &#163 200,000 was received by the party&#039s London head office and &#163 10,120 was donated to the Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester (OSG) Party Council from OSG Society.
The Co-operative Group gave &#163 144,185.22; Midlands Co-op &#163 24,036.97; OSG Co-op &#163 9,083.52; Anglia Co-op &#163 9,074.40; Southern Co-operatives &#163 6,751.26; and Colchester & East Essex Co-op &#163 5,986.10.
Co-operatives UK also provided a non-cash donation of &#163 6,000 for the provision of administrative services.
Labour Party donations added up to &#163 3,114,447 with &#163 26,475 received from the Co-operative Party. Funds were provided to the Labour Party&#039s head offices in London and Scotland, along with donations to support Co-op MSPs standing for election in the Scottish Parliament in May.
Donations were handed out in support of Labour/Co-op MSPs in Dunfermline East, Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley, Glasgow Anniesland, Kirkcaldy and Midlothian.
Shop-workers union Usdaw gave over &#163 200,000 to the Labour Party.

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