Not letting the facts get in the way of a good story – Nick Clegg donation edition

The Times Red Box website (£) has a story today about Nick Clegg giving money to the party. He’s made two donations this year, totalling £14,300, to Sheffield.

They embellish it a bit:

He gave his party £7,000 on Valentines Day, and another £7,300 on March 31. Aww. That’d buy a few dozen red roses for Tim Farron, for starters.

Except that he actually gave it on 15 January. 14 February is when it was formally accepted, 30 days later.

None of this is surprising. We knew that Nick was giving some of the proceeds of speeches he’s given to the Sheffield local party and it’s good to see that helped them on their way to gaining two seats in this year’s all-up elections.

Overall, how is the party doing generally?

The Liberal Democrats have received over £1.7 million since the beginning of 2016, and over £4.4 million since his party lost all but eight of their MPs in the 2015 general election.

You can see who else has given the party money in the first part of this year, or any other time, by searching here.

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