The cash strapped Labour party have received a major boost on the eve of it’s party conference in Manchester following J K Rowling’s, the author and creator of Harry Potter, decision to donate £1million pounds to the Labour cause.
Rowling whose fortune was estimated at £560m in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, is a friend of Mr Brown and his wife Sarah.
In a statement, the author, who wrote the first of her best-selling books about the boy wizard while an impoverished single mother, indicated that her gift was motivated by Labour’s record on child poverty.
She said: “I believe that poor and vulnerable families will fare much better under the Labour Party than they would under a Cameron-led Conservative Party.
Gordon Brown said: “I am delighted that JK Rowling, who is one of the world’s greatest ever authors, has made such a generous donation”
He failed to mention they desperately need the dosh as the party is millions in debt and has to think of a way of repaying all those ‘loans’ it so readily accepted from it’s supporters.
It is the first time that the children’s author has donated cash to the Labour Party but Mr Monkey predicts it won’t be the last especially if Harry Potter lookalike and MP for South Shields, David Miliband becomes leader – perhaps she sees the wizard in him!