Scrutinising government

The data: The growth of City donations to the Conservative Party

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City financing of the Conservative Party has doubled under David Cameron to over 50% of total Tory funding, an investigation by the Bureau reveals.

The table below shows how donations to the CPCO from City backers have risen sharply over the past five years.

Year Total Financial Services industry cash contributions to CPCO Yearly total cash donations to CPCO (all donors) Financial Service industry contribution as a % of total cash donations
2005 £2,748,527 £11,142,090 24.67%
2006 £6,196,999 £16,395,889 37.8%
2007 £6,175,695 £16,728,005 36.91%
2008 £5,364,319 £13,691,446 39.17%
2009 £10,849,884 £20,813,184 52.12%
2010 £11,420,974 £22,482,411 50.79%
TOTAL £42,756,398 £101,253,025