A stay at the famous 40 million euro La Fortaleza estate in Puerto Pollensa was one of the most sought after items at a fund raising auction for the Conservative Party in London on Monday night.The sale was held at the glittering Black and White Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, in an annual event where Cabinet ministers and Prime Minister David Cameron rub shoulders with some of the Tories’ wealthiest backers.
Guests, who included Majorca resident and staunch supporter of the Conservative Party, Peter Stringfellow, were reported to have paid up to £15,000 a table as party chiefs tried to raise £3 million to help fund the battle for the 7 May election.
Leading City financiers and top donors such as Andrew Law of Caxton Associates, Sir Michael Hintze of CQS hedge fund and party co-treasurers Michael Farmer, the metals trader, and James Lupton, the chairman of Greenhill Europe all hosted tables.
These individuals are among eight leading City backers who have donated £12.2m to the party so far in this parliament.
Other guests included Dame Karren Brady; Jacqueline Gold, Ann Summers boss; her father David Gold; Algy Cluff, the oil tycoon; and Nancy Dell’Olio, the lawyer and TV personality.
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