Sainsbury donates £2.5m to Labour

It has been revealed today that Labour Party has accepted a £2.5 million donation from the government peer Lord Sainsbury.

This brings to £8.5 million the total amount of donations made David Sainsbury to the party since he was created lord in October 1997.

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