Deceased Conservative Party members donated more money to the party than living members in 2017

LEGACIES from dead Tory donors were nearly £1.7million last year — double the £835,000 from living membership, as total fundraising hit £45,947,000.

In contrast Jeremy Corbyn saw record fundraising for Labour as nearly £56million came in.

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Membership cash for Labour rose £1.8million in a year to £16million.

Party accounts published yesterday showed Labour both raised and spent about £10 million more than the Conservatives, with income of £55,793,000 and a spend of £54,342,000 in 2017.

Accounts for Theresa May's party show it took in a much lower £45,947,000 and spent £44,867,000.

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