Labour leadership frontrunner Keir Starmer is refusing to be honest with Labour members about who is funding his campaign.
The donations he’s declared amount to less than £125,000. This is a drop in the ocean compared to what his campaign will have spent overall. It doesn’t even come close to covering the cost of sending his mail shot to over half a million members which would have cost up to £300,000, let alone his staffing costs, the cost of renting office space, hiring venues for events and travelling across the country.
Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy have published their donations in full. Keir Starmer has no excuse for not doing the same.
This isn’t about factionalism or opposing any candidate. This is about members having a right to know who’s funding the candidates asking for their votes before they vote, not afterwards.
You can watch Keir Starmer evading the question of who is funding his leadership campaign on last night’s Andrew Neil Show below:
If you’re a Labour member, sign this petition calling on the Party to uphold the basic principles of transparency and democracy by demanding that all leadership and deputy leadership candidates publish their donations in full now and update them in real time.
It’s time to end the secrecy.
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