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UK political party donations published online

UK political party donations published online

The Electoral Commission has begun publishing details of donations to political parties on its Web site. Gifts of £5,000 to headquarters or £1,000 from organisations and individuals must be declared under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

The Electoral Commission has begun publishing details of donations to political parties on its Web site. Gifts of £5,000 to headquarters or £1,000 from organisations and individuals must be declared under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

During the General Election, details are required to be submitted weekly.

The Web site is already proving indirectly a useful resource for fundraising researchers.

Visit the Electoral Commission.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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