Starmer dismisses question – but declarations of funding will not be in time to affect result
Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer appeared on Sky News this morning and avoided providing any specific answer to a question about the source of funding that has allowed him, among other things, to make a mass mailing of a large poster of himself to those with a vote in the contest.
Instead of saying how and from whom he has raised funds, he gave a generic answer involving “unions, crowdfunding and [unnamed] individuals”.
He then blamed the question on “outriders” “stirring things up a bit” – and said that he would be complying “in the end” with requirements to declare his funding sources:
Of course, those declarations are made significantly after the fact – and far too late to inform the voting decision of the Labour members, affiliates and supporters who will be receiving their ballots from today.
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