The Liberal Democrat party has an interesting and generous benefactor. Over the last six years Swedish billionaire, Frederick Paulsen, has donated £1.43 million to the party through the UK subsidiary, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, of his Swiss-based company, Ferring. 

The chairman of Ferring has been particularly generous in the run-up to this week’s election. As first disclosed in the Sunday Times, Paulsen gave the Lib Dems another £100,000 on November 22 to help fight its campaign.