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Flashcards in Chapter 3 - Party Funding Deck (12):
1

What is the main source of all party's funding?

Membership payments

2

Who sparked controversy by donating £1 million to the Labour Party and arguably benefiting?

Bernie Ecclestone

3

When was the Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act? (PPERA)

2000

4

What did the PPERA act do?

Gave state funding of £30,000 per constituency and required parties to declare any donations over £5000 to the Electoral Comissionn

5

When was the Political Parties and Elections Act?

2009

6

What did the PPEA do?

Imposed tighter restrictions on spending and raised declaration threshold to £7,500, and restricted those donations to only UK residents

7

What system did the 2007 Phillips Report suggest?

Pence-per-voter

8

Define Short Money

The grant offered to opposition parties to help them cover administrative costs and allow them to offer proper scrutiny

9

Define Cranborne Money

HoL version of Short Money

10

Which Conservative backer admitted he did not pay UK tax on his overseas earnings in 2010?

Lord Ashcroft

11

When was the inquiry launched into 'Party Political Finance'?

July 2010

12

Who was the Conservative co-party treasurer accused of offering direct access to the PM in exchange for £250,000 in 2012?

Peter Cruddas

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