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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Labour fundraising chief to give evidence to MPs in private
MPs probe Labour fundraiser behind closed doors

Labour’s chief fundraiser, Lord Levy, has today given evidence to a committee of MPs investigating the future of party political funding. The meeting of the constitutional affairs committee went ahead despite warnings by Scotland Yard that it could prejudice investigations into the loans-for-peerages row. As a result, today’s meeting, which also heard from Lord Levy’s… Read more »

Jack Straw, leader of the House of Commons
Straw ‘supports’ party spending cap

Jack Straw, the leader of the House of Commons, has said he is in favour of placing greater limits on the amount of money that political parties can spend. Although he believes the existing mechanisms in place to stop parties from overspending are “effective”, Mr Straw still thinks that there is room for improvement. “The… Read more »