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Liberal Democrats raise half a million pounds in election fundraising push

City A.M. Friday, 21 April 2017
Liberal Democrats raise half a million pounds in election fundraising pushThe Liberal Democrats have raised £500,000 pounds since Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the UK by announcing a General Election will be held on 8 June.

The political party raised the donations after it sent out emails in response to the shock announcement, it told the Financial Times.

Labour's fundraising email raised £200,000 in the first 24 hours, according to an email sent on Wednesday.

Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have welcomed the chance to fight the General Election in seven weeks' time. Both parties voted in favour of the Prime Minister's motion to call the election under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, which required a two-thirds majority.
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