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[Thread] I’ve done a quick bit of research on #Starmer’s funders using the .@SocialistVoice link to the Parliamentary Register of Members’ Interests. The total amount donated was £470,900. The largest donors were: Waheed Alli (Baron Alli of Norbury) £100,000; Martin Taylor (Hedge
Fund Manager) £95,000; Trevor Chinn (Businessman, Philanthropist, political activist) £50,000; Clive Hollick (Baron Hollick of Notting Hill) £25,000; Peter Coates (Fmr Chair of Stoke City FC & Director of Bet 365) £25,000. I’ve dug out some info on each of the above as follows:
Trevor Chinn sits on the on Executive Committee of British Israel Communications & Research Centre (#BICOM). Chinn has donated to the office or campaigns of a number of #Labour Party politicians, including MPs Tony #Blair, Ruth #Smeeth, Liz #Kendall, Tom #Watson and Dan #Jarvis
up to 2016. Since 2016 he has additionally financially supported the MPs Ivan #Lewis, Owen #Smith, Lisa #Nandy, Tristram #Hunt, Jack #Dromey, Ian #Austin, Rachel #Reeves and Liam #Byrne. Chinn is associated with the Labour Friends of Israel (#LFI).
His Powerbase entry: Chinn is listed in Powerbase as a Labour Party donor
Waheed Ali joined the Labour Party at the persuasion of his neighbour Emily Thornberry, to whom he remains close. He is also close to Anji Hunter, Director of Government Relations in Tony Blair's first government. PM Blair used him for years as a means to help him reach
out to a younger generation (aka "yoof culture"), and as such he is considered one of "Tony's Cronies". His Powerbase entry: Alli is listed in Powerbase as a Labour Party donor
Clive Hollick has been a longtime supporter and donor to the Labour Party, and was one of the founding backers of the New Labour think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). For a time after the 1997 Election he served as a special advisor to Margaret Beckett
and Peter Mandelson at the Department of Trade and Industry. Hollick is a supporter of the 2020 Vision political campaign run by Charles Clarke and Alan Milburn, and currently co-ordinating funds for the campaign. His Powerbase entry:
Martin Taylor - background info is scarce but the following two press articles provide background:

2015 The Independent: “Some Hedge Fund Managers Do Support the Labour Party”
2017 Huffington Post: “An Open Letter to Ken Livingstone” following Taylor’s £17,000 donation to Dan Jarvis for his leadership election campaign Taylor is listed in Powerbase as a Labour Party donor
Peter Coates - background info is relatively scarce but the following article provides some pertinent background:

2016 Reuters: “Insight - Unhappy with Corbyn, Labour’s ‘money men’ channel funds in new directions”
His Powerbase entry: Coates is listed in Powerbase as a Labour Party donor
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