Unite the union today (Monday 9 July) accused the Conservative party of attempting to embroil the police in a political witch hunt following complaints to the Metropolitan Police.
A Unite spokesman said: “The Conservatives are wasting police time and trying to engage the police in a disgraceful political witch hunt. We strenuously reject any suggestion of criminality or that we have broken Labour party rules.
“Using the police to score political points and diverting their attentions away from making our communities safer is obscene.
“The Tories’ smear tactics are designed to scare ordinary people away from engaging in politics and ensure it becomes the preserve of an Eton educated elite.”
Unite is encouraging journalists to visit www.searchthemoney.com where they can find out how big business including tobacco and the private healthcare industry is funding Tory MPs.
For further information call Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869