Labour donations

Anger after claims that Ed Miliband is losing Jewish support

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2014

Campaigners against antisemitism have attacked reaction to a Sunday newspaper story which suggested Jewish donors were abandoning Labour over Ed Miliband’s stance on the Gaza conflict.

The Independent on Sunday’s front page story carried the headline “Jewish donors drop ‘toxic’ Miliband” and claimed communal support for the party had ebbed away.

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Andrew Rosenfeld to be Labour Party's biggest donor

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2013

Former Jewish Care trustee Andrew Rosenfeld is to donate £1 million to the Labour Party to boost Ed Miliband's election campaign.

The sum follows a previous donation of £500,000 made by the property developer last year, and sees him overtake Harry Potter author JK Rowling to become the party's biggest donor, according to the Sunday Times.

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We still need to speak up on ‘mainstream’ antisemitism

By Michael Dugher, February 7, 2013

In 2006, the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism warned that antisemitism was creeping into the mainstream with traditional antisemitic themes - dressed up as "anti-Zionism" - mounting a comeback. Sadly, this has not abated over the past few years.

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Labour gets £1m gift

July 21, 2011

Former Jewish Care trustee Andrew Rosenfeld has declined to comment on reports of a £1 million gift to the Labour Party.

The Sunday Times reported that the pledge would be by far the most significant private donation to Labour since Ed Miliband became leader and the biggest to the party for three years.

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Police planning ‘no action’ against one Labour donor

By Dana Gloger, April 18, 2008

Police investigating donations to the Labour Party confirmed to the JC this week that they have ruled out taking further action on allegations against one unnamed donor.

In November last year, police were called to look into funds received by the party.

The police have confirmed that the investigation is continuing. They would not reveal the name of the individual against whom no further action would be taken. Nor would they reveal how many people had been spoken to, although they reported that no one had so far been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

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