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Greg Hands wins battle against Blair charity's 'vote Labour' emails

By Tim Montgomerie

During the General Election campaign Greg Hands MP wrote for CentreRight about how Blair's charity was sending out 'vote Labour' emails.

Today's Sunday Times (£) reports that Hands' complaints to the Charity Commission have been upheld:

"Tony Blair's charity has been rebuked by an official watchdog for trying to persuade its supporters to back Labour. The former prime minister’s Africa Governance Initiative admitted it had been wrong to allow political propaganda to be sent to people who had shown interest in its humanitarian activities."

"The Charity Commission," continued The Sunday Times, also "expressed concern about the close relationship between the charity and the office of Tony Blair, many of whose staff were seconded to Labour during the election campaign."