Payday loan company Wonga have agreed to sponsor the Labour Party after Ed Milliband has broken links with the Trade Unions.
The party have hailed the deal to cover costs as liberating.
Party spokesman Alex Reeves said:
"Now that we've got rid of the Unions and their money we've had to secure funding from alternative sources.
"Wonga have come through and offered us enough money to pay for all the balloons and stickers we'll need for the next General Election.
"All we have to do is pay them back an APR of around 4,214% throughout the next parliament.
"To be fair that's actually a lot less than the return the unions were looking for."
However, the deal has caused controversy in Falkirk after local Labour Party Members were asked to consider selecting Betty from the Wonga adverts as a candidate for the next General Election.
Local party member Archie MacArchieson said:
"We want our MP to be independent and willing to stand up for the local constituency. After all we've been through the last thing the constituency needs is to be represented by a puppet.'