Boris Johnson agreed to free accommodation worth £10,000 from wife of in leading Tory donor who hosted his wedding party it showed up this summer.
updated register of interests of deputies shows what former prime minister accepted £10,000 gift from Lady Carol Bamford, for “concession use of accommodation for me and my family in September”.
Lord Anthony Bamford, pro-Brexit Conservative who chairman of construction equipment JCB manufacturer, was a major Tory donor for decades. billionaire entrepreneur, who backed Johnson’s successful bid for leadership in 2019, gave more over £10 million in donations and gifts to party since 2001.
latest register of Data on interests of deputies published this week shows Liz Truss also accepted an £8,000 donation from Bamford to cover “transport” during her tenure campaign.
This happens after the registry has shown that prime minister has been given more over £500,000 for her leadership campaign. Near half of which came from donors associated with hedge fund bosses, venture capitalists and other urban financiers.
In July Bamford hosted Boris and Carrie Johnson celebrated their wedding, which took place during blocking in grounds of its 18-century Daylesford House mansion in Cotswolds. Johnson had abandoned plans Keep celebration in prime ministers official country residence, Checkers in Buckinghamshire. “Festival” celebration it is said to have included steel band, rum punch, Abba songs and conga.
Previous register of deputies financial interests showed that JCB paid Johnson £10,000 three days before he gave a speech at its headquarters. in January 2019 in which he repeatedly praised the company business ingenuity and innovation. Speech in Staffordshire was primarily about Brexit but mentioned the JCB series of timesnoting on start how the company has sold nearly 750,000 units of one model of digger.
He crashed an excavator with the slogan “Get Brexit Done”. wall of fake bricks marked “Gridlock” during a JCB factory visit in trick in 2019 general elections campaign.
In 2022 Johnson faced backlash after using visit to india visit once again Greetings success of JCB, over in use of his cars in mass demolition of homes.
Amid the bitter demolition scandal of mostly Muslim settlements in en area of Delhi hit due to communal violence, television footage showed JCB bulldozers being used to level the land.