Labour took £4million last year from militant unions that have crippled Britain with their strikes during the winter of discontent
- Labour was handed £4.1million from unions behind the winter of discontent
- More than half came from the final sex months of last year during walkouts
- The figures sparked fresh accusations Labour was ‘in the pockets’ of the unions
Labour last year took more than £4 million from unions crippling Britain with their strikes, figures revealed yesterday.
Electoral Commission data showed that Labour was handed £4.1 million from unions behind the winter of discontent.
More than half (£2.6 million) came in the final six months of last year, when strike ballots and walkouts started ramping up.
The figures sparked fresh accusations that Labour was ‘in the pockets’ of union pay masters.
About £3.5 million was given by Unite, Unison and the GMB – the three main unions behind devastating ambulance strikes, which started in December and have put thousands of patients at risk.
Electoral Commission data showed that Labour was handed £4.1 million from unions behind the winter of discontent (Pictured – Labour leader Keir Starmer)
Saqib Bhatti, vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, said: ‘Labour will do anything to get into power, or in this case, take money from anyone.
‘The public can rightfully see the undeniable evidence of who bankrolls the party of protest.’
Tory MP Peter Bone said: ‘If you look at the strikes, Labour hasn’t condemned them and they’ve had Labour MPs and Shadow Cabinet ministers on picket lines. This shows why.’
The Labour Party was contacted for comment last night.