Political parties and online computer games are not the same, but one sector is seeing massive year on year growth and the other, quite frankly, isn’t.
Posts Tagged: Party Funding
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
The Tory campaign was outgunned by a broad alliance of officially non-partisan groups. But are they all truly independent? And where is their money coming from?
Conservative donations dipped sharply after the EU referendum. How might Party finances be restored?
The loss of Feldman, the hopelessness of Corbyn and Eurosceptic donor fatigue all play their part. CCHQ says it has a plan to get the money rolling in again.
After decades of decline, the membership figures of the main political parties are on the rise. But will it make a difference?
McLoughlin brings in cut-price and free tickets.
Andrew Kennedy: Political parties. The age of mass membership may be over. But that of mass participation may be just beginning.
Our “Registered Supporter” scheme has enrolled 2,000 people; another example of how people are willing to commit, but not to join.
The Government is reducing the unions’ power as political donors – now we must act to reform our own party finances
New reforms will stop union barons funding Labour without their members’ consent. But we also need to change our own funding model.
Our poll finds that almost a third of Conservative activists support a £50,000 cap on donations to political parties
And almost a quarter favour a ban on private loans to them.
“In a free democracy, taxpayers should not be asked to support political parties who, if they had sufficient support, should be to fund their own campaigning.”
Campaigning costs money. Taxpayer-funding of political parties would be a disaster. So there’s only one solution – and it isn’t quick or easy.
They are more reliant than ever on union funding – but the policies they have to adopt in return just make their fundraising efforts even harder.
Better Together declares it doesn’t need any more donations, and the Conservatives trounce Labour in the party stakes.
In principle, not having one is fine. But in practice, this buttresses the Party’s main reputational weakness.
Plus: Up yours, Amazon. Secrets of Thanet South. Up yours, Lutfur. Plus: The madness of sacking Graeme Archer. And: Is Andy Murray Scottish, after all?