Green MP for Brighton Pavilion benefited from £26,000 in donations during August.
Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, benefited from £26,000 in donations during August.
The Electoral Commission published last month’s figures yesterday and Ms Lucas received a trio of payments - the largest of which was £20,000 from John
Pemberton. Rupert Read gave £4,000 and Martin D. A. Stanley £2,000.
Penny Kemp, the Green Party’s external communications coordinator, said: “We’re very grateful to John Pemberton, a longstanding member of the Green Party, for his donation.
“We appreciate all those who have given to us and supported us as a party and in helping us emphasise the importance of keeping a Green voice in Parliament.
“Donations are accepted in line with a stringent ethical donations policy that goes beyond anything required by law. As part of that policy we make clear that donations are only accepted without there being any direct return benefit to the donor.
“We also consider the track record of each donor and it’s important to us that they broadly share our own progressive values.”
Elsewhere this week, Ms Lucas caused a stir during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) by unfurling a collage made up of photographs of Brighton and Hove locals (pictured) holding a giant love heart.
Ms Lucas has asked locals to back the For The Love Of… campaign with the hope of encouraging the government to better tackle climate change.