Labour Party Slams Last-Minute...


Labour Party Slams Last-Minute Amendment To 'Electoral Reform Bill'

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03:30 11 Jun 2022

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The Labour Party has slammed a last-minute amendment to the Electoral Reform Bill which would allow political parties run lotteries.

Only charities and philanthropic causes can get a license to run a lottery, however that's set to change.

The amendment has been tabled by the Housing Minister for Report stage of the Bill, which is scheduled for next week.

Labour's Finance Spokesperson Ged Nash says there are strict rules in place about political funding for good reasons:

"We're really concerned that this stunt will now herald the return of the toxic influence of big money in politics. In 2015, the Labour Party brought in major reforms to how politics is funded. There are now very major restrictions on how politics is funded and serious limits in terms of donations that can be made to political parties and to individual politicians".

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