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Sinn Féin to meet Electoral Commission over DUP 'dark money'

18 May, 2017 - by Paul Maskey


Sinn Féin's Paul Maskey will lead a Sinn Féin delegation to meet the Electoral Commission tomorrow to discuss concerns over the DUP's 'dark money' during the Brexit referendum campaign. 

Paul Maskey said: 

"There are serious public concerns about the £425,000 in 'dark money' the DUP received from a shadowy group during the Brexit referendum campaign. 

"The DUP have yet to reveal where this money, paid by the mysterious Constitutional Research Council, actually came from. 

"With allegations of involvement of individuals linked to Saudi Arabian intelligence it is vital that the public gets answers as it is illegal to receive election donations from a foreign government. 

"I will lead a Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Chris Hazzard, John Finucane, Michelle Gildernew, Elisha McCallion and John O'Dowd to meet the Electoral Commission tomorrow to raise concerns about potential abuses of the electoral system by the DUP. 

"As more revelations come to light about this DUP 'dark money' it is essential that the public get answers to these serious questions." 

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