Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Lib Dem Funding.
A businessman facing claims in India that he had a role in the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal gave £200,000 to the Liberal Democrats’ general election campaign, it has emerged.
Sudhir Choudhrie has denied that he acted as a middleman in Rolls-Royce deals investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, after calls by anti-corruption campaigners for a criminal inquiry in New Delhi.
According to Electoral Commission data on money given to political parties in the week to 6 June, his gift made him one of the most generous donors to the Lib Dems’ campaign. The data also shows that the Conservatives raised more than all other parties combined, at £1.61m. The Lib Dems raised £350,000 and Labour £65,000. The Guardian.