|08 December, 2019

UK security minister says no Russian money behind Conservative election bid

Foreign nationals are not allowed to make donations to UK political parties

People walk outside The Anglesea Arms which has been turned into a polling station for the European elections, taking place despite Brexit uncertainty, in London, Britain, May 23, 2019.

People walk outside The Anglesea Arms which has been turned into a polling station for the European elections, taking place despite Brexit uncertainty, in London, Britain, May 23, 2019.

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LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday.

Asked whether Russian money had been funding the party, Lewis said: "No, the funding for the Conservative Party comes from people who are declared through the Electoral Commission and are British citizens."

Foreign nationals are not allowed to make donations to UK political parties.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge) ((william.james@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 3374; Reuters Messaging: william.james.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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