As party budgets get squeezed, the need for different sources of funding becomes more acute, and the need for more diverse and innovative means of fundraising becomes key. That’s something the Labour Party appears to be aware of – this week they’re launching a partnership with mobile phone company TPO – and a percentage of every pound that is spent with the company will go to the party. A Labour spokesperson told us:
“The Labour Party is pleased to have agreed a partnership with The People’s Operator to offer mobile phone services to our members. TPO have similar deals with organisations ranging from charities, local schools and animal shelters.”
When Labour party members switch to TPO, 10% of what they spend goes back to the party. That could provide a simple and easy way for members to give money to the party – especially with all of those phone banks coming between now and 2015. Mark Epstein, CEO of The People’s Operator says:
“The People’s Operator (TPO) are proud to add The Labour Party to our growing list of partners. This is a massive opportunity for the party to raise a significant amount in donations at a crucial time – whilst also rewarding members with the best mobile deals in the UK. By switching to TPO, party members can help Labour win in 2015.”
More information on the scheme is available here.