Wednesday 10 February 2021 / 12:51 PM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner responds to news that the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate is being bankrolled by Lord Ashcroft

Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the news that the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate is being bankrolled by Lord Ashcroft, who has been at the centre of a decade of offshore tax scandals, said:  

  

“The list of characters bankrolling the Tory Mayoral candidate’s campaign is a clear sign that he simply doesn’t share the values of Londoners, and the public will rightly question why the Tory candidate is happy to be supported by people embroiled in dodgy tax scandals.

  

“This money is being used to peddle Trump-style ‘fake news’ and mislead the public. If the Tory candidate cares at all about standing up for Londoners then he will start by respecting London’s values when it comes to accepting political donations.”