Since becoming Labour Deputy Leader in September 2015, Tom has had just shy of £97,000 from two Israel lobbyists, Trevor Chinn and David Garrard, and from Labour Friends of Israel.
On Facebook I came across the list below, taken from the Register of Members’ Interests. The latter is not the easiest of sites when (a) the information is not in tabular form and (b) you have to search afresh on each year. But I checked the FB claims for Chinn in the years 2017 and 2018.
All stand up.
27th June 2018, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
26th January 2018, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
15th November 2018, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
13th July 2017, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
28th April 2017, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
27th February 2017, Sir Trevor Chinn, £10,000
15th February 2017, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
27th June 2016, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
2nd December 2015, Sir Trevor Chinn, £5,000
26th June 2015, Sir Trevor Chinn, £1,475
10th April 2019, Sir David Garrard, £10,000
30th August 2018, Sir David Garrard, £15,000
25th April 2017, Sir David Garrard, £15,000
14th November 2016, Labour Friends of Israel, £4,875 (trip to Israel)
Sir Trevor Chinn is a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council (see below). From 1973 to 1993 he was Chairman of Joint Israel Appeal (now United Jewish Israel Appeal – UJIA), the major fund-raising organisation for Israel. Since 1993 he has been President of the UJIA.
Sir David Garrard has for years been a major financial backer of Labour Friends of Israel, and was recently appointed to its board. Under Blair, Brown and Milliband he donated almost $2 million to Labour. Upon Corbyn’s election in 2015, he called in a loan of more than $2.5 million he had made to the party.
Labour Friends of Israel is … well, why not find out all about them here …
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