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SNP receive £200,000 in donations between July and September

The late Scots Makar, Edwin Morgan, whose estate gifted over �195,000 to the SNP. Picture: Donald Macleod

The late Scots Makar, Edwin Morgan, whose estate gifted over �195,000 to the SNP. Picture: Donald Macleod

  • by ANDREW WHITTAKER
 

THE SNP received nearly £200,000 in donations during the third quarter of 2012, newly released figures from the Electoral Commission have revealed today.

A total of £198,505 was handed to the party in donations between 1 July and 30 September 2012, with £195,879.00 listed as coming from Edwin G Morgan - Scotland’s late Makar.

Labour at UK level had the highest donation figure during the three month period, with more than £3 million donated to Ed Miliband’s party.

Labour’s donations donations included almost £800,000 from the Unite union and more than £600,000 from the shopworkers’ union Usdaw.

The Conservatives at UK level received more than £2.6 million between the start of July and the end of September 2012, the newly published figures showed. Michael Farmer, a City financier, donated more than half a million pounds to the Conservatives.

There was also more than half a million pounds donated to the UK Lib Dems

 

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