Streatham MP Chuka Umunna pockets £100,000 research funding from PricewaterhouseCoopers

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna was given almost £100,000 in research assistance funding from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2014.

The annual Register of Members’ Interests revealed that Labour declared more than £540,000 from the accountancy firm, with London MPs Ed Balls and Tessa Jowell also receiving funding.

London mayoral hopeful Tessa Jowell received £81,970 while Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was given £64,162.

The shadow business secretary topped the list by securing £99,550 from the firm.

This comes less than a month after the MP, who is regularly touted as the future Labour leader, stormed out of a live Sky News interview.

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan’s combined donations, both from individuals and trade unions, totalled £46,500.

Croydon North’s Steve Reed declared £355 from completing surveys while Mitcham and Morden’s Siobhain McDonagh had nothing to declare

The Register of Members’ Interests was published on the same day it was revealed that the Conservative Party routinely racks up a £100,000 a month Facebook bill.

Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Streatham Jonathan Bartley said: “PwC are making millions out of their involvement in the privatisation of the NHS.

“All MPs receiving donations from PricewaterhouseCoopers must be challenged and that includes the MP for Streatham.

“As long as money from firms profiting from the privatisation of the NHS is at the heart of Westminster politics the NHS will continue to be under threat.”

Representatives from PwC and the Labour Party were unavailable for comment.

Picture courtesy of Green Alliance, with thanks

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