The UK also has problems with contributions. If we are ever going to become any kind of real if representative democracies, then we have to do something about the bribes and lobby money given. The problem is how. I believe, like the report discussed below, it has to come out of tax payers money but you still have to find a just way of providing it. This suggestion that it be on previous seats won does not really carry that for me as clearly is giving previous winners an advantage and makes no room for new parties but we are kidding ourselves if we believe there are free and fair elections at the moment.
BBC News - Political parties 'should get more taxpayer funding'