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Tory treasurer is hedge fund boss

Issue No. 2289

Michael Farmer, the new Tory party treasurer, is a hedge fund boss with a £100 million fortune.

Farmer, who runs RK Capital Management, has donated more than £3 million to the party.

The City fatcat, a hard-line Christian, says he started giving to the Tories because David Cameron agrees with his views on the family.

Farmer thinks benefits encourage “unhappy lives” and that “the core unit of society—husband, wife, parents, children—has been dismantled”.

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Tue 7 Feb 2012, 18:06 GMT
Issue No. 2289
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