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Our survey. Seven in ten of our panel believe that money raised by activists shouldn't help fund the leader's private costs

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

It isn't clear whether money raised by rank-and-file Party members, through membership fees and other donations, has helped to fund Boris Johnson's private costs - be they legal fees, say, or flat refurbishment.
It appears that a gift of £58,000 from one prosperous donor, Lord Brownlow, was originally made to help meet the costs of that flat refurbishment, and that it was paid via CCHQ.
It's therefore debatable whether such a gift would fall within the terms of the question above. Which is what we want: our aim was to ask our Party member panel about a question of principle, not the...
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