Green Party leads the way on political transparency

Politicking stepped up a level today with the DUP now believing the time is right to reform our political donation system in Northern Ireland.

Green Party leader and North Down candidate Steven Agnew said,

“The Green Party continues to lead by example on donation transparency.

“We do not accept corporate donations so that our members and supporters can be assured that we work for them, with their best interests at the heart of what we do.

“Furthermore, the Green Party is the only party to publish all donations it receives above £500.

“It was gratifying when Belfast City Council supported Green Party Cllr Ross in his call for the Secretary of State to implement the 2014 legislation to reveal donations to political parties over £7500. Indeed, thanks to Cllr Brown, the council also called for political parties to go further and voluntarily publish donations over £500.

“The parties that supported that call are yet to match their words with action.

“I call on all parties to publish the details of their donors before the election so that voters can see how their campaigns were funded before they go into to the polling both.”

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