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Tory toff of the week: Simon Hart

Issue No. 2198

Simon Hart is chief executive of pro‑hunting Countryside Alliance—and Tory candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.

The Countryside Alliance is backed by some of the wealthiest landowners in Britain.

Hart said of his campaign funding, “I am doing it via personal friends who have chosen to support me.”

But the truth is huge amounts have surged into the constituency from pro-hunting campaigners.

Johan Christofferson, an Isle of Wight hunt master, has donated £40,000 through his New York based hedge fund Christofferson Robb.

And hotel and restaurant baron Lord Daresbury, a former chairman of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, has chipped in £2,000.

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Tue 20 Apr 2010, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2198
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