IM Group

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IM Group is a car-import business chaired by Robert Edmiston, a multi-millionaire businessman.[1] Edmiston helps to fund the Conservative Party, the Taxpayers' Alliance and the West Midlands Taxpayers' Alliance and is a member of the Midlands Industrial Council.[2][3][4]

IM is registered by the Electoral Commission as having donated £50,000 on 8 February 2016 to Grassroots Out, one of the campaigns trying to persuade voters to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June 2016. [5]

Donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to
29/08/2008 IM Group Limited £2,000.00 Mr Andrew Mitchell MP
17/02/2009 IM Group Limited £7,500.00 Ms Philippa Stroud
04/02/2013 IM Group Limited £20,000.00 Conservative Christian Fellowship
22/10/2013 IM Group Limited £25,000.00 Conservative Christian Fellowship
04/11/2014 IM Group Limited £25,000.00 Conservative Christian Fellowship
20/01/2015 IM Group Limited £250,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
14/04/2015 IM Group Limited £10,000.00 Conservative and Unionist Party
08/02/2016 IM Group Limited £50,000.00 Grassroots Out
08/02/2016 IM Group Limited £50,000.00 Grassroots Out
26/04/2016 IM Group Limited £100,000.00 Grassroots Out
25/04/2016 IM Group Limited £850,000.00 Vote Leave
[5]

Affiliations

Robert Edmiston | Conservative Party | Midlands Industrial Council | Taxpayers' Alliance | West Midlands Taxpayers' Alliance

  1. Birmingham Post, Figureheads back group calling for lower taxes, Birmingham Post, 1-August-2007
  2. Robert Booth, Who is behind the Taxpayers Alliance, The Guardian, 9-October-2009, Accessed 24-January-2011
  3. Birmingham Post, Figureheads back group calling for lower taxes, Birmingham Post, 1-August-2007
  4. Robert Winnett and Holly Watt, Tories forced to name club of millionaire supporters, the Sunday Times, 15-October-2006
  5. 5.0 5.1 Electoral Commission, Grassroots Out Donor Search, accessed 12 May 2016

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