Revealed: Cambridge Analytica parent company director donated over £700,000 to Tories

The director of the parent company of Cambridge Analytica may have donated up to £700,000 to the Tory party over the past 15 years

Roger Gabb, a director of SCL Group and one of its founding members, donated £500,000 to the Tory Party in 2006 The Times established, but the businessman may have given even more than this.

The Electoral Commission’s records of party donations show that donations to the Conservatives between 2004 and 2017 from a Mr Roger Gabb total just over £700,000.

Just some of the donations made to the Conservative Party by Roger Gabb:

According to the Electoral Commission records, as well as the massive £500,000 donation Mr Gabb donated £62,000 to the Tories between 2004 and 2006.

Then in 2007 he donated £50,000 to the party. In 2008 it was £15,850; In 2009 it was £5,000; £29,000 in 2010; in 2014-15 it was £53,600; and last year Mr Gabb gave £5,500.

Most of this was donated directly to the central party but some went to the local party in Ludlow.

Mr Gabb appears to have an active participation in the local Tory Party in Ludlow, as well. Being named in a list of donors and auction bidders at a fundraising event of the Ludlow Conservative Association held in 2008.

Gabb is a businessman said to be worth £82m who made his money in the wine trade.

In 2016 he was fined £1,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to include his name on local newspaper adverts supporting the vote to leave the EU.

Mr Gabb and Mr Nix were also signed a letter to The Daily Telegraph in 2016 supporting Brexit.

The Tory donations scandal gets better every day…