Posts Tagged “donations (Lib Dem)”

Lib Dem donations in 2014, 2nd Quarter: £1.23m raised (but that’s less than Ukip)

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2014

Today saw the publication by the Electoral Commission, the independent party funding watchdog, of the donations received by the UK’s political parties in the second quarter of 2014 (1 April to 30 June). Here are the figures: And here’s how the BBC reported it: UKIP have reported more in political donations than the Lib Dems […]

Lib Dems publish latest accounts: £439k surplus and membership up to 43,451

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2014

The latest set of accounts for the Lib Dems have been published – I’ve uploaded it at the foot of this post. (You can compare it with last year’s here.) Here are 5 points that struck me I read through the document. 1) Party bounces back from deficit to surplus Last year, the Lib Dems […]

Joan Edwards’ solicitors state her wishes were “specifically checked”: she wanted bequest to go to parties

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2013

Another twist to add to the tale of Joan Edwards’ bequest. After the furore whipped-up by today’s Daily Mail, the Lib Dems and Conservatives had little choice but to renounce the cash. But it turns out that, by doing so, the donor’s actual wishes may well have been denied. Here’s the statement from her solicitors, […]

Daily Mail accuses “grasping politicians of pocketing spinster’s £500,000 legacy”. Let’s have some facts first, please.

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2013

This morning’s Mail Online has a shocking headline: Grasping politicians pocket spinster’s £500,000 legacy she bequeathed to government to spend ‘as they may think fit’. The newspaper’s front page also splashes on the story (right). This follows the story we reported here yesterday of Miss Joan Edwards, who had apparently bequeathed £520k to the two […]

Ms Joan LB Edwards: the mystery donor who bequeathed £99,423 to the Lib Dems – our 20% share as “the party of government of the day”

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2013

Chris Harlow and James Waterson at City A.M. has the bizarre story: Eyebrows were raised this morning when it was revealed that the top individual donor to political parties in the second quarter of the year was one “Ms Joan L B Edwards” who gave the Conservatives £420,576 and the Lib Dems £99,423. Ms Edwards […]

Lib Dem publish latest accounts, shows £410k deficit and party membership down to 42,500

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

The latest set of accounts for the Lib Dems have been published – I’ve uploaded it at the foot of this post. Here are 5 points that struck me I read through the document. 1) The party ended 2012 with a £410k deficit The party recorded a £410k deficit, with £6m income and £6.4m expenditure. […]

BBC: ‘Political parties’ donations fall by almost £1m’

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

Here’s the BBC News report: Donations to political parties fell by almost £1m during the second quarter of this year, official figures show. The Electoral Commission said £7,873,478 in funding had been reported – down £992,312 on the first three months of the year. The Conservatives received £3,785,579, Labour £2,964,471 and the Liberal Democrats £717,797. […]

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Quarter 1, 2012)

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

The Electoral Commission has recently published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £606,724 between January and March this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 and 2004. […]

*Data-geek alert* Spreadsheets of all main party donations, 2001-11, available to download here

by Stephen Tall on February 27, 2012

There are many ways to live it large on a Friday night. Here’s what I did to get the weekend party started… grazed on the Electoral Commission’s website, looking at the data available of all declared donations by the Lib (…)

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10 things you might not have known about party political funding over the last decade

by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2012

The Electoral Commission website is a data-mine of information for those interested in all aspects of party political funding. For those who’d rather not get their hands dirty doing the mining themselves, below you’ll find 10 interesting (in my opinion) facts I discovered there. But for those of you interested in excavating further, I’ve uploaded […]