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Political Parties: Finance

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 76579, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the potential number of foreign nationals (a) with assets of £1 million or more who would be eligible to donate money to UK political parties under the provisions of the Elections Bill and (b) who are permanently based in countries on which the Government may have placed financial sanctions.

Answered on

25 November 2021

Foreign nationals who are based overseas are not eligible to donate to political parties in the United Kingdom. The Elections Bill retains this ban, and further closes loopholes on backdoor foreign spending.