Disclosure confronts Starmer’s avoidance of direct answer about funders
A new web page published by Labour leadership candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey has laid down a clear challenge to rival Keir Starmer.
Long-Bailey has published a page listing all the major donations – above £1,500 – to her campaign. The list currently shows seven donations from a total of three donors: unions Unite and CWU, along with Momentum.
By contrast, Starmer avoided giving any kind of direct answer when he was asked live on Sky News about his funders, pivoting instead to talk about legal requirements to declare donations that will not inform members and supporters until after their votes will have been cast:
If Keir Starmer thinks that his donors do not include groups or individuals that would discourage Labour’s left majority from voting for him, he will disclose the details.
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Will he pick it up?
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