- 2 updates
Between when Cameron became leader in December 2005 and the May 2010 election, the Conservatives received money from 1,923 donors. In the past three years the Tories have received money from around 1,056 individuals.
The 14 donors who have switched support from the Conservatives to Ukip are:
- Stuart Wheeler, the party’s Treasurer, who gave £3.9m in the last Parliament to the Tories. He has given £300,000 to Ukip since May 2010
- Lord Hesketh, who donated £30,000 to Ukip
- Andrew Perloff, the chairman of Panther Securities
- 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
Conservative Party donors have abandoned David Cameron and have poured nearly half a million pounds into helping the UK Independence Party (Ukip) fight the next general election, according to a report in the Independent on Sunday.
Fourteen people have realigned their support from the Conservatives to Ukip in the three years since the 2010 election, and have donated £488,000 to Nigel Farage's party.
The newspaper's analysis of Electoral Commission figures reveals that the number of individual donors to the Conservative Part has been cut in half since the election, with average donations falling by £14,000.