Bids reach £120k for dinner with Boris Johnson at Tory summer party

Bids for dinner with Boris Johnson at the Tory summer party this week reached £120,000. It came after the prime minister organized a frenzied fundraising campaign for conservatives.

London’s V&A Museum was the place where celebrities and the ultra-rich spoke side-by-side with cabinet ministers, party chiefs and the PM. Report MirrorOnline, Prices ranged from £12,500 for a “standard” table, to £20,000 for seating next to a cabinet minister, and £120,000 for a casual dinner with the prime ministers, Theresa May and David Cameron, raised at auction.

Cabinet members present at the bash included Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Welfare Secretary Therese Coffey and Trade Secretary Kwasi Quarteng. Millionaire property mogul Nick Candy and his wife, former Neighbors star Holly Valance also joined in.

And Lubov Chernukhin, the biggest female political donor in British history, also joined Posh Do. At last year’s events auction, Ms Chernukhin won tennis matches with Mr Johnson and Mr Cameron, “Girls Night Out” with Mrs May and Mrs Truss and a private dinner with the then Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson at the Churchill War Rooms .

Labor Party chair Annelies Dodds told the Mirror: “The cash for access culture created by Boris Johnson raises serious questions about who is really pulling the strings in the Conservative Party.”

The fundraising event for the party began with a drink party in the museum courtyard for 250 assorted government ministers, wealthy donors and Tory advisers. Tory insiders at the incident said Mr Johnson, who had a minor operation on his sinuses earlier in the day under general anaesthetic, gave a “short and funny” address to donors, followed by Cabinet Minister Michael Gove and co-party President Ben delivered the speech. Elliot.

The PM’s spokesperson said that his operation did not require his doctors to sign off on his presence at the event.

He added: “My understanding is that he was there for a relatively short period of time”.

But he was later seen with most of the cabinet members at Rupert Murdoch’s summer party in the Serpentine Gallery.

Nick Candy and Holly Valance arrive for the Conservative summer party
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Guests at the V&A were treated to an online auction as they were served a starter of salmon tartare, followed by beef with asparagus mash, with meringue obsessed with dessert. Other items at auction included a safari tour which sold for around £65,000, a weekend of shooting in Market Harbour, which went for £37,000 and a wine tasting which went for £30,000.

Arsenal tickets to watch Chelsea games sold for £5,000. Former Tory treasurer Howard Lee asked people to “stand up to donate £500” to raise money for the Tory plan to capture 80 marginal seats and win another 20 at the next election.

According to reports, when they were asked to “stand up to donate £1,000”, many people quickly sat back. A band played ABBA songs at the event.

Conservative Party Donors Beat Up Protesters Who Booed Conservative Party Fundraisers
Conservative Party donors beat up protesters who booed Conservative Party fundraisers
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A source told Politico: “It was like a school disco band. There were one or two guys doing a little boogie-like moves but no one fully committed to dancing.”

Another said: “If there’s one thing the country thinks the Tories are doing well it’s throwing parties – and ironically, it wasn’t more than one.”

A third insider told the website: “I did better Monday night.”

Meanwhile outside the venue, former Shadow Chancellor of Labor John McDonnell joined a picketing organized by the PCS union branch of the museum. Protesters chanted “Shame on you” as donors, party members and ministers arrived at the special dinner. A donor who attended the event asked the protesters to “take jobs”.

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