Swire’s donors and Parish’s lack of them

A recent comment got Owl digging into donations to out two MPs. Direct personal donations rather than those to the Conservative Party. All donations over £7,500 have to be registered here:


This register was last updated on 13 November 2017 and covers only this current Parliament 2017-2019.

In the most recent list of donors to individual MPs, the largest donation to East Devon MP Hugo Swire is of £10,000 from a Mrs Rosemary Said.


Might this be the wife of arms dealer Wafic Said?



“Syrian-born Wafic Said is reported to be a ‘former operator of a kebab restaurant who made millions in commissions on a 1985 British Aerospace arms deal to sell Tornado fighters to the Saudi royal family’.[1] Said’s chief Saudi patron is reported to be Prince Bandar.[1]

Rosemary Said has given the Conservative Party almost £580,000 and is reportedly a member of David Cameron’s Leaders’ Group of elite donors that enjoy direct access to the UK prime minister by virtue of donating more than £50,000 a year.”

and here:

and good to see a billionaire member of Swire’s family ( Sir Adrian Swire)
chipping in £5,000:


By contrast, Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish declares zero donations: