Just perused the Tory accounts for 2008, which came out this morning.
But there are a few interesting points:
* Donations for 2008 (£16.5m) were slightly down on 2007 (£18.9m) – but still double the Labour figure for £9.5m.
* Lord Ashcroft’s company, Bearwood Corporate services, gave £300,000 (£275,000) and donations in kind of £1.3m (£1.4m)
* The Tory pension fund has a £4.5m shortfall
* Net debt has increased from £4.97m to £5.69m
Should also mention that Lib Dem donations are down – from £1.9m in 2007 to £1.5m in 2008.