Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Caledonia funds Tories' anti-Lib Dem drive

Updated figures on political donations are now available on the Electoral Commission website. I can't see any further donations by Fidelity, but investment trust Caledonia Investments is keeping up the transfer of shareholders' money to the Tories. Notably of the £133,000 they have given to the Tories in the past two year half - £65,000 - has gone to Meon Valley. I'd never heard of the constituency, and a quick look on Wikipedia reveals that it is a newly-created one. What's more it looks like it will be a close fight between the Tories and the Lib Dems, with us a distant third. So a large part of Caledonia's money is being spent on an anti-Lib Dem campaign, rather than an anti-Labour one. Interesting...

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