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Lord Ashcroft and the Conservative Party: the financial controversies

With Michael Ashcroft back in the news over his financial support for the Conservative Party, this post provides a quick recap of the past controversies over Michael Ashcroft, the Conservative Party and political funding. Ashcroft’s sequence of senior Conservative posts Under William Hague, Ashcroft was Treasurer of the Conservative Party (1998-2001), becoming a peer and member of [...]

Lord Ashcroft under fire over his tax status

29 September 2008 , ,
There’s been a double-dose of criticism from the Spectator today for Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft and his refusal to come clean on whether he has kept the promise he made at the time he was made a peer. As I’ve blogged before (such as here), on being appointed to the House of Lords, Lord Ashcroft […]