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Title: Money matters: The financing of the Conservative party
Authors: Fisher, J
Keywords: Conservative party; party funding; Michael Howard; party finance reform; Electoral Commission
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Political Quarterly. 75 (4) 405-410
Abstract: The article examines the financing of the Conservative Party in the aftermath of the 2001 general election. An examination of the party's income and expenditure shows that pre-2001 patterns remain - the Conservatives are the poorer of the two main parties but continue to be the principal recipient of corporate and in-kind donations. However, the article also demonstrates that income rose sharply in the aftermath of the change of leadership in 2003, suggesting that this change may have stimulated donations. Also, as for other parties, questions of probity continue to arise following larger donations but, like Labour, the Conservatives oppose any caps on political giving.
ISSN: 0032-3179
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations
Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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