JCB

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JCB is 'is one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment. Employing 'around 7000 people on 4 continents to sell 'products in 150 countries through 1,500 dealer depot locations'.[1].

Political donations

The chairman of JCB is Anthony Bamford who is one of the largest donors to the Conservative Party. He donates money to the Conservative Party through JCB Research who although being 'reportedly worth only £27,000' were 'the biggest donor to the Conservative Party during the three-month period surrounding the 2010 general election. Another JCB company, JC Bamford Excavators, have also given more than £2.2m to the Tories, according to electoral commission accounts.[2]

Vote Leave

JC Bamford Excavators gave £300,000 over three donations to Vote Leave, the anti-EU campaign group which persuaded voters in the UK to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. [3]

Supporting Brexiteers

In May 2017, hard Brexit champion and MEP Daniel Hannan declared on his register of interests that he was being paid by JC Bamford Excavators.[4]

Affiliations

Anthony Bamford | the Conservative Party | Midlands Industrial Council | Taxpayers' Alliance | JCB Research

Resources

Notes

  1. JCB, Company Information, JCB, Accessed 14-April-2011
  2. Jamie Doward, Feud between Bamford brothers threatens to cast light on funding for Tories, the Guardian, 14-November-2010
  3. Electoral Commission, Vote Leave Donor Search, accessed 27 June 2016
  4. Declarations, Daniel Hannan, European Parliament website, accessed Jan 2018