Donor dinner details released

The Conservative Party have published a list of donors who attended a lunch hosted by David Cameron at one of his official residences. The PM announced that the Tory peer and lawyer Lord Gold is to head the party's inquiry into funding.

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Major donors attended events at Chequers and at Downing Street

The Conservative party have released the list of major donors who attended lunches and dinners at Chequers and at 10 Downing Street.

  • 2010
  • 31 May – lunch – Michael Spencer and his partner
  • 6 June – lunch – Lord Ashcroft and his wife
  • 14 July - dinner- Described as a 'thank-you dinner' at Downing Street
  • 8 August – lunch – David Rowland and his wife
  • 7 November – lunch – Fares Fares and his wife
  • 2011
  • 6 February – lunch – Howard Leigh and his wife
  • 28 February - David Rowland and his wife, as well as Andrew Feldman attended an event at Downing Street
  • As Party Chairman, Lord Feldman has visited Chequers on several occasions.
  • 15 October - A charity fundraiser was held in aid of charities for disabled children. This was attended by donors to both the Labour and the Conservative Party.
  • 2 November - dinner- Described as a "social dinner". Henry and Dorothy Angest, Michael Farmer and Ian Taylor attended with their wives.

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Ed Miliband calls cash for donors inquiry a Conservative 'whitewash'

Labour leader Ed Miliband has branded an inquiry into the cash for access to the Prime Minister for Tory party donors "a whitewash". Credit: Reuters/David Moir

Labour leader Ed Miliband has branded an inquiry into the cash for access to the Prime Minister for Tory party donors "a whitewash".

Mr Miliband said the growing row sparked by weekend newspaper claims over access to David Cameron was being offered to Conservative Party benefactors represented "the gravest allegations". Mr Miliband told the Commons:

"It's completely inadequate given the scale of these allegations for an investigation into what happened to be conducted by the Conservative Party. It's a whitewash and everyone knows it".

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