Ukip struggling after ‘massive’ election costs

Exclusive: Source reveals £500,000 spending gap that may result in legal action and loss of HQ Ukip is in serious financial difficulties after it “lost control” of its finances during the general election campaign, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. A funding gap of more than £500,000 may force the party to abandon its headquarters … Continue reading

Stuart Wheeler restores cash flow but says Ukip will still fall short

Stuart Wheeler has reopened his wallet after the apparent truce between Neil Hamilton and the Ukip leadership One of the UK Independence party’s most generous donors has dropped his threat to cut off funding and plans to spend £100,000 on its general election campaign. Stuart Wheeler, who has given Ukip more than £700,000 during the … Continue reading

Ukip donor threatens to quit over Hamilton drop-out

  Stuart Wheeler warned he might stop his donations after Mr Hamilton dropped out of the hustings  Ukip’s second-biggest donor is threatening to withdraw his support unless former Tory MP Neil Hamilton is selected as a general election candidate, according to a report. Stuart Wheeler, a gambling tycoon, warned he might stop his donations after … Continue reading