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Thursday, 23 October 2008

UK companies with foreign owners that have donated to Labour

So the Labour Party think it is illegal to accept a donation from a UK trading company which is owned by foreign shareholders. Here is a list of donations accepted by Labour from UK companies with foreign shareholders:

EDF Energy, company no: 2366852, 40 Grosvenor Square, Victoria, London, SW1X 7EN
27/10/2003, 6,000
19/09/2005, 6,000

BAA, company no: 1970855, Belgrave House, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ
09/03/2007, 2,000

E.ON UK PLC - Sponsorship, company no: 2366970, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry
08/10/2007, 10,000

English, Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd, company no: 02938988, McBeath House, 310 Goswell Road, EC1V 7LW
31/01/2005, 6,200
20/07/2005, 9,000
05/10/2007, 15,000
19/10/2007, 3,000
07/03/2008, 6,500

Microsoft Ltd, company no: 01624297, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG
28/03/2006, 9,400

Bloomberg UK Ltd, company no: 03430322, 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7EP
31/08/2001, 17,625
29/01/2003, 14,100

Bloomberg UK Ltd, company no: 3651326, City Gate House, 29-45 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PQ
17/10/2003, 19,388

Bloomberg Tradebrook Europe Ltd, company no: 3556095, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PQ
25/10/2004, 19,388
30/06/2005, 19,975
19/09/2006, 29,375
10/09/2007, 29,375

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd, company no: 1170167, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, GU16 7SR
15/09/2004, 11,750

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd, company no: 03970089, Florey House, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
12/09/2007, 3,000

EADS UK Ltd, company no: 2473840, 111 Strand, , London,WC2R 0AG
10/12/2007, 7,225

Vauxhall Motors Ltd, company no: 00135767, Griffin House, Luton, LU1 3YT
05/12/2001, 7,050
23/10/2006, 2,000

Total £ 249,851


The Lakelander said...

I can't help wondering if I'm becoming a bit cynical about these donations.

Just how much Government influence do you expect to buy for around £10k or so?

Is there a sale on?

Alex said...

I didn't post those names to imply any influenec, only to show the hypocrisy of Labour attcking the Conservatives for asking for donations from Leyland Daf Vehicles.

£10,000 does not buy new policies - you have to cough up a Bernie or two for that, but the smaller amounts are surprisingly useful in helping to retain government contracts or otherwise curry favour.