• Tories raked in £1.6m in donations of over £7,500 in second week of campaign
  • That compared to just £382,000 for Labour, most of which was from unions
  • Ukip brought in just £35,000 in significant gifts during the campaign period 

James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

The Tories raked in four times more money from significant donations than Labour during the second week of the election campaign.

Theresa May‘s party received £1,639,108 between May 10 and 16, compared to just £382,925 for Labour.

Jeremy Corbyn‘s union paymasters were the only supporters who gave an individual sum over £7,500 – with the GMB handing over £290,125.

Unison, the Communication Workers Union, Fujitsu Services Limited and the National Union of Mineworkers also donated to the party.

Jeremy Corbyn's union paymasters were the only supporters who gave an individual sum over £7,500 - with the GMB handing over £290,125. The Labour leader is pictured on the campaign trail on Monday

Jeremy Corbyn's union paymasters were the only supporters who gave an individual sum over £7,500 - with the GMB handing over £290,125. The Labour leader is pictured on the campaign trail on Monday

Jeremy Corbyn’s union paymasters were the only supporters who gave an individual sum over £7,500 – with the GMB handing over £290,125. The Labour leader is pictured on the campaign trail on Monday

Theresa May's party received £1,639,108 between May 10 and 16, compared to just £382,925 for Labour. The PM is pictured in North Wales on Monday

Theresa May's party received £1,639,108 between May 10 and 16, compared to just £382,925 for Labour. The PM is pictured in North Wales on Monday

Theresa May’s party received £1,639,108 between May 10 and 16, compared to just £382,925 for Labour. The PM is pictured in North Wales on Monday

Major Conservative donors included Lord John Sainsbury, as well as Rainy City Investments Limited and Investors in Private Capital Ltd.

The Liberal Democrats received £160,000 over the same period. 

Ominously for Ukip, it was given just £35,000, while the Greens and Women’s Equality Party both received around £19,000.

Figures for the first week showed the Tories received some £4.1million, while Labour trailed behind on £2.6million.

Labour officials insist the party has been raising significant sums from smaller donations that do not show up in the commission figures. 

More than £7 million in donations of more than £7,500 to all political parties was reported to the Electoral Commission in the first week of the campaign, while a total of £2.5 million was given during the second week.

Mark Petterson was the largest donor to the Liberal Democrats in the second week, giving £100,000 to the party.

The Green Party received two donations of £9,250 from Margaret Constantine and Mark Constantine.

Ukip was given a total of £20,000 by Robin Birley, and a non-cash donation of £15,000 from Bown Properties Ltd.

NOW Advertising Limited gave a non-cash donation to the Women’s Equality Party of £18,936.

Ominously for Ukip, it was given just £35,000, while the Greens and Women's Equality Party both received around £19,000. Paul Nuttall unveiled the party's manifesto today (pictured)

Ominously for Ukip, it was given just £35,000, while the Greens and Women's Equality Party both received around £19,000. Paul Nuttall unveiled the party's manifesto today (pictured)

Ominously for Ukip, it was given just £35,000, while the Greens and Women’s Equality Party both received around £19,000. Paul Nuttall unveiled the party’s manifesto today (pictured)

 

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