Why is the issue of Fundingso controversial in Politics? L/O: to establish the different types of funding and to see why it can be so controversial.
What does this source tell us about the state of political funding?“ Labour Party membership falls to lowest level since it was founded in 1900!Labour membership has fallen to the lowest level in the partys 108-year history.The collapse in Labours grassroots membership numbers has contributed to its precarious financial position, with the party still £18 million in debt despite slashing its staff and spending.In an official submission to the Electoral Commission, Labour admitted that its membership at the end of 2007 was 176,891.” Source 1 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2475301/Labou r-membership-falls-to-historic-low.html By James Kirkup and Rosa Prince Published: 7:04PM BST 30 Jul 2008
BERNIE ECCLESTONE Donated 1 million pounds to the Labour Party. Tobacco sponsorship of racing.
Political Funding Where do political parties get their funding from? What differences are there between the parties and the type of funding they receive? What measure have been put in place to regulate donations to parties and why has this happened?