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’. Said’s chief Saudi patron is reported to be Prince Bandar.
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 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: