The Tories have bagged more than £1 million more in donations than every other party put together thanks to super wealthy supporters – including the Selfridges department store.
The Electoral Commission have published figures showing how much campaign cash the parties have raised ahead of June 8.
It shows the Tories registered £4,108,000 in donations exceeding £7,500 from 56 rich individuals between May 3 and 9 alone – compared to the £2,946,844 raised by five other parties combined.
The Tory total includes a £40,000 donation from Selfridges Retail Ltd, which is owned by billionaire Galen Weston.
Rather awkward on the day that the Tories launched a manifesto which promises: “We will always be guided by what matters to the ordinary, working families of this nation.”
The Tories also received £50,000 from Ayman Asfari, who was questioned by the Serious Fraud Office over suspected bribery, corruption and money laundering, the Guardian reports.
And in the best example of nominative determinism in politics yet – the Tories also received a £50,000 donation…from a Michael Tory.
Labour raised the second highest amount at £2,683,300, which it received from four trade unions and two individuals.
The Lib Dems received £180,000, UKIP £48,000, the Women’s Equality Party £20,544 and the Green Party £15,000.
Just like at Selfridges, it seems there’s nothing money can’t buy…