Monday 21 September 2020 / 5:08 PM Conor McGinn

Deeply concerning to see Tory donors with close financial ties to Kremlin – Conor McGinn

Conor McGinn, Shadow Security Minister, responding to reports on the links between Conservative Party donor and Russian influence, said:

“It’s deeply concerning to see reports that there are Tory donors with such close financial ties to the Kremlin.

“The scathing Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament report on Russia was clear that protecting our democratic discourse and processes from hostile foreign interference is a central responsibility of Government, and should be a ministerial priority.

“These revelations create serious questions for the Government to answer about how effectively they are discharging that duty and whether there are any conflicting interests that have emerged as a result of these donations.”