Labour Party confirms 80 staff are taking redundancy amid financial crisis 

Labour Party confirms 80 staff are taking redundancy amid financial crisis 
Labour Party confirms 80 staff are taking redundancy amid financial crisis 
Labour Party confirms 80 staff are taking redundancy amid financial crisis Labour has been hit hard by pay-outs in legal cases related to anti-semitism It has also lost three elections since 2015, causing a reduction in public funding Party source said Labour needs to 'get a grip' of its finances before next election 

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Around 80 Labour staff members are set to take voluntary redundancy as the party attempts to take control of its finances.

It comes amid reports of financial pressures facing Sir Keir Starmer's party after it told employees earlier this week that it wanted to shed around 90 personnel. 

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Labour has been hit hard by pay-outs in legal cases related to anti-semitism and three failed general election bids since 2015.

The latest thrashing in 2019 saw Labour lose 59 seats, meaning it has been receiving less public funding in 'short money', which is handed out to opposition parties depending on how many seats they have. 

Unions this week threatened to strike if people were forced out of their jobs. 

But GMB Union said Friday it had 'received assurances that compulsory redundancies will now

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