11 guests at the Tory fundraiser with an £11bn guest list


Tory supporters with a combined wealth of £11billion, including six billionaires, 19 lobbyists and Vladimir Putin's co-author all attended the Conservative Party’s fundraising summer party last year, it was claimed this week.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism said it had obtained a seating plan for the event at Old Billingsgate Market, whose guest list of 449 had previously been kept private. Here are 11 of those named as attending the bash:

1. Howard Shore

A multi-millionaire investment banker who sponsored the event and allegedly hosted David and Samantha Cameron on his table.

2. Vasily Shestakov

A Russian MP who has co-authored judo books with Vladimir Putin, was said to have been present and to have been introduced to the Prime Minister.

3. Nicolas Beggruen

A 52-year-old multi-billionaire who sat next to Samantha Cameron.

4. Andrei Borodin

An ex-banker granted asylum in the UK. He is said to have sat on the same table as Boris Johnson.

5. Alexander Temerko

A prominent Russian businessman and a major Tory donor. He also was reportedly sitting on the same table as Boris Johnson.

6. Richard Sharp

A former Goldman Sachs banker who was appointed to the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee by George Osborne.

7. Lord de la Warr

A non-exeuctive director of Cluff Natural Resources which is said to be looking at underground coal gasification in Warwickshire.

8. David Burnside

A lobbyist who the Bureau of Investigative journalism describe as having "a number of well-known Russian clients". His table reportedly included Conservative MP John Whittingdale, who is chair of the British-Ukraine All Party Parliamentary Group.

9. Lord Clanwilliam

A PR specialist whose firm represents the government of Bahrain. He allegedly headed up a table hosting defence secretary Philip Hammond.

10. James Henderson

Chief executive of PR firm Bell Pottinger, which represents fracking company Cuadrilla.

11. Darko Horvat

Horvat's fortune is estimated at £189m and little is known about him outside his native Slovenia.

Read more about the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's full report here and here.

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