Labour’s main union backer says it will cut political funding

Exclusive: Sharon Graham, Unite’s boss, believes union’s money would be better spent on ‘leftwing causes’

Labour’s biggest funder, Unite, will cut political donations to the party and divert the money to other leftwing causes, the union’s new general secretary, Sharon Graham, has warned.

In a move that could blow a hole in Keir Starmer’s general election war chest, Graham said that while Unite would still pay £1m in affiliation fees to Labour, “there’s a lot of other money that we use from our political fund where, actually, I’m not sure we’re getting the best value for it”.

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The Guardian

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