Investigation: Three Labour MPs received six-figure contributions from a mysterious business.

Investigation: Three Labour MPs received six-figure contributions from a mysterious business.

In the last two years, Yvette Cooper, Wes Streeting, and Dan Jarvis received hundreds of thousands of pounds from MPM Connect Ltd.

Since February 2020, the company has distributed a total of £345,217 to the three well-known individuals.

Two anonymous billionaires, Peter Hearn and Simon Murphy, are the owners of MPM Connect, which has no online presence.

Three Labour MPs, all of whom are on the left of the party and no longer supported by the leadership, get more than half of Unite’s £600,000 in contributions made to individuals.

The union gave £249,382 to Rebecca Long-Bailey’s campaign against Sir Keir Starmer in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

Theresa May, the former prime minister, is the MP with the greatest income according to the Westminster Accounts, which cover the time since the 2019 general election. She received £2.8 million in payments and gifts.

According to the register, Mrs May also earns £85k per year from her private office.

Former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox, who has earned £2.1 million in outside earnings and gifts since 2019, is second on the list of highest-paid MPs.

When Sir Geoffrey was conducting a public investigation in the British Virgin Islands in 2021, he received criticism for casting his vote in the House of Commons via a proxy.

Third on the list is former prime minister Boris Johnson, who has earned £1.2 million since December 2019—more than £1 million of which has come from speaker’s fees after he departed Downing Street in September 2022.

After concerns were raised regarding the origin of certain contributions, the transparency advocacy organisation Spotlight on Corruption called the Westminster Accounts a “real wake-up call to the UK political establishment.”

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