The 2013 donation and expense returns are filled with all manner of nuggets of information.
For example, who knew that northern ward candidate, Peter Gilberd, who came very very close to knocking off long standing left-wing councillor Helene Ritchie, had almost half of his $12,500 worth of campaign expenses covered by one handy donation? (You can see Gilberd’s full expense return here).
And who was that donation from?
That wouldn’t happen to be the same Alastair Nicholson who is married to Celia Wade-Brown would it?
Good on Peter Gilberd for declaring who bank-rolled his campaign. However, it really does leave you wondering why Nicholson chose to donate such a large sum to Gilberd but not a cent (over $1500) to his wife.