We called Goldman Sachs on Wednesday (when the political donation figures came out for the end of 2007) to ask if the Michael Sherwood who gave the Tories £8,500 in November was the same Michael Sherwood who is European co-chief executive of the ubiquitous US bank. The answer was no.
They’ve called back to admit they were wrong. It was the very same Mr Sherwood, said a spokesman from the bank. But the money was paid for tickets to a Tory event by Mr Sherwood and his wife and should have been recorded as £4,250 each. As a result the banker should not have ended up on the Electoral Commission website, which records donations of £5,001 and over. (Although the spokesman did not know if he paid for both tickets, in which case the figure should be in the public eye.) Read more