The Lib Dems have raised more than £500,000 in individual donations since Theresa May called for a General Election on Tuesday morning.
All parties have made cash appeals to supporters after Theresa May’s surprise decision to hold an election on 8 June.
The Lib Dems say they raised £500,000 in 48 hours.
A similar Labour fund-raising drive is reported to have raised £200,000. Labour has yet to comment on the figure, reported by the FT.
The Conservatives have been contacted for details of their fundraising efforts.
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron claimed activists and donors were “flocking” to his party on the back of its distinctive anti-Brexit message.
The party, who are arguing for another referendum on the final Brexit deal, say they have seen their membership jump to 95,000, attracting 8,000 new members since Tuesday alone.
The Lib Dems also raised £1.972m in donations in the final quarter of 2016 – more than Labour over the period.
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