Labour has taken £1.5million from a Just Stop Oil-backing green energy boss, it emerged yesterday.
His firm has paid some £10,000 to deputy leader Ms Rayner, and £20,000 to Sir Keir – on top of more than £1.4million to the party over several years, Electoral Commission data shows.
Sir Keir has previously condemned the group’s tactics as ‘wrong’ and ‘arrogant’.
And he said of Mr Vince: ‘He knows that nothing he donates to the Labour Party is going to affect my judgment on this.
‘The fact he donates will not make a blind bit of difference to the tough line I take in relation to Just Stop Oil.’
But Tory MP Brendan Clarke-Smith told the Sun on Sunday: ‘It is outrageous that they are more than happy to take cash from Just Stop Oil funders who have caused havoc across the nation.’