Rosemary Said

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Rosemary Said is the wife of Syrian-born Wafic Said and a UK Conservative Party donor.

Activities

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'.[1] Said's chief Saudi patron is reported to be Prince Bandar.[1]

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.

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
21/06/2001 Anne R Said £2,000.00 Conservative Party Mid Sussex
01/03/2005 Anne R Said £15,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
14/04/2005 Ann R Said £10,000.00 Conservative Party Mid Sussex
22/04/2005 Anne R Said £10,700.00 Conservative Party Central Party
14/04/2005 Ann R Said £12,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
13/03/2006 Ann R. Said £64,550.00 Conservative Party Central Party
07/09/2006 Ann R Said £40,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
13/02/2008 Ann R Said £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
25/09/2008 Rosemary Said £100,000.00 Conservative Middle East Council
27/10/2008 Ann R Said £2,700.00 Conservative Party Central Party
11/05/2010 Ann R Said £10,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
23/04/2010 Ann R Said £53,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
22/10/2010 Ann R Said £8,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
01/02/2011 Ann R Said £25,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
31/05/2011 Anne Rosemary Said £11,000.00 The Spring Lunch
14/04/2011 Rosemary Said £50,000.00 No Campaign Limited
14/02/2012 Ann R Said £35,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
14/02/2012 Ann R Said £105,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
07/06/2013 Ann R Said £100,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
26/07/2013 Ann R Said £35,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
25/11/2013 Ann R Said £1,316.00 Conservative Party Central Party
30/06/2014 Ann R Said £100,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
10/07/2014 Ann R Said £40,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
17/10/2014 Ann R Said £1,965.00 Conservative Party Central Party
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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Evans, R & Hencke, D. (2002) 'Tax loopholes on homes benefit the rich and cost UK millions'. The Guardian 25 May 2002. Accessed 22nd May 2008
  2. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 3 March 2015