Tories have 'ongoing relationship with Russian money,' says Labour

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Shadow cabinet office minister Jon Trickett calls for urgent reform on political donations

Labour has attacked the Conservative party over Russia and says it has taken nearly half a million pounds so far this year from just three wealthy individuals with close ties to Moscow.

Jon Trickett, the shadow minister for the cabinet office, said that the Tories had an “ongoing relationship with Russian money”. Describing the Conservatives as the party of the “super-rich”, Trickett said political donations in Britain needed urgent reform and “cleaning up”.

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