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JCB chair Anthony Bamford enjoys dinner at Number 10 following donations of £450,000

By Jonathan Walker on Mar 26, 12 12:31 PM in Politics

Downing Street has published details of the "private" dinners hosted by the Prime Minister for Conservative Party donors, and it emerges that one of the first people to receive an invitation to Downing Street was Staffordshire businessman Sir Anthony Bamford, chair of JCB.

Sir Anthony and wife Carole, Lady Bamford, were guests at a dinner at 10 Downing Street on July 14 2010, along with 13 other people. His individual donations and donations from JCB come to more than £400,000 in total.

JCB also donated £25,000 to the "no" campaign opposing the alternative vote, and £7,500 to David Davis in 2005, apparently to help fund his party leadership bid (Mr Davis stood unsuccessfully against Mr Cameron).

Here are the donations, and who they came from, as listed by the Electoral Commission:

Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £1,125.00 05/02/2002 Central party J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £7,500.00 17/06/2002 Central party J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £250,000.00 07/07/2003 Central party J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £10,663.00 10/12/2003 Central party J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £13,839.00 27/02/2004 Central party J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Norris for London Campaign Regulated Donee £7,500.00 24/05/2004 J. C. Bamford Excavators, Rocester
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £8,000.00 10/11/2004 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £14,481.88 26/06/2006 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £4,112.50 29/09/2006 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £12,410.94 04/11/2006 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £9,999.00 12/10/2007 Witney Mr Anthony Bamford
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £5,000.00 22/10/2007 Cotswold Mr Anthony Bamford
Mr Boris Johnson MP Regulated Donee £15,000.00 25/02/2008 Sir Anthony Bamford Individual
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £6,500.00 19/12/2008 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £21,250.00 13/02/2009 Central party Mr Anthony Bamford
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £50,000.00 28/07/2009 Central party Mr Anthony Bamford
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £13,000.00 04/05/2010 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd,
Conservative and Unionist Party Political Party £8,500.00 27/07/2011 Central party JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works

Total: £458,880

Also:

The Rt Hon David Davis MP Regulated Donee £7,500.00 12/09/2005 J C Bamford Excavators Ltd, Rocester

No Campaign Limited Permitted Participant £25,000.00 02/03/2011 JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, Lakeside Works


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