Last week a Labour MEP wrote to the General Secretary of the Labour Party asking him to investigate the claim that Labour Leave made payments to another political party during the EU referendum campaign, wrongly suggesting that Labour Leave had been “complicit in directly funding our political opponents.”
Labour Leave cooperated fully with the Labour Party's investigation, providing all information concerning the incorrect allegations made against us. We received a letter today including the following statement from the General Secretary Iain McNichol:
"I am satisfied that the money was transferred for the purposes of meeting shared costs for joint referendum events that had been paid for by UKIP. This has been reported as such by Labour Leave in your spending return to the Electoral Commission. In addition, the Commission advised you to report this payment as a “donation” for regulatory purposes. There is no indication that the money has, or will be, used for any other purposes."
Labour Leave is supported by hundreds of thousands of Labour members and voters up and down the country. We are proud to be associated with the Labour Party and will continue to do all we can to see a Labour government elected in 2020.
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