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ARE DONORS fleeing the TORY PARTY and going to UKIP?

The UK Independent reported a blockbuster story from the Conservative (Tory) Party national conference:  Donors are fleeing the Tories in droves and taking their money to UKIP.  Yes, UKIP!

Fourteen individuals have switched support from the Conservatives to Nigel Farage’s party in the three years since the 2010 election, donating £488,000 to Ukip. An analysis of Electoral Commission figures also shows that the number of individual donors to the Tories overall has halved since the election, while the average donation has decreased by £14,000.

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The 14 donors who have switched support to Ukip are led by Stuart Wheeler, the party’s Treasurer, who gave £3.9m in the last Parliament to Mr Cameron’s party. He has given £300,000 to Ukip since May 2010. Others include Lord Hesketh, who has donated £30,000 to Ukip, and Andrew Perloff, the chairman of Panther Securities.

Other former Tory donors who have defected to Ukip are: James Hanson, £10,000; William Cole, £2,000; Robin Birley, £15,000; Michael Stone, £20,000; John Scott, £7,500; Sir John Craven, £12,500; William MacDougall, £8,000; David Caldow, £16,000; Lord Stevens of Ludgate, £10,002; Lord Dartmouth, £11,000; Patrick Barbour, £20,000.

This is a huge story.  UKIP is the Tea Party of the UK.  We need to see them do well.  Their fight is our fight.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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    Tom White Says:

    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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