Labour pulling in more donations than Tories

James Tapsfield,Pa
Wednesday 26 November 2008 14:00 GMT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown was given another boost today with figures showing Labour's fundraising has been outstripping that of the Tories.

The party received more than £5m in private donations between July and September this year, according to the Electoral Commission.

It also converted loans worth £2.25m into gifts - £2m from former science minister Lord Sainsbury and £250,000 from businessman Sir Gulam Noon.

Meanwhile, David Cameron's Conservatives raked in £4,060,633 in private donations over the same period.

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