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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Lord Blyth:

Boots Chemists deputy chairman.

Tory Donor. Stands to gain from the break up and privatisation of the NHS wants to buy the Walk in Centres at an agreed cut-price with Cameron.

UK Pharmaceutical Industry:

Courting the Conservative party, has also begun gearing up for a change in government, as drug companies have been reshuffling their public affairs teams and courting the Conservative party.

The American Pharmaceutical Group handed public affairs briefs to Hanover Communications, who also represents National Health Service (NHS) cancer screening departments, and in December 2009 hosted two meetings with the Conservatives' on their regulating the business.

John & Caroline Nash:

Hedge fund boss.

John Nash and wife Caroline gave £203,500 to the party over the past five years.

Andrew Lansley also accepted a £21,000 donation for his private office from John Nash, chairman of Care UK.

Mr Nash continues to work as a consultant to the firm, which provides walk-in centres, GP surgeries and other specialist services, after selling his majority stake to a private equity firm last year.

Lansley has been accused of a direct conflict of interest because Care UK makes 96 per cent of its money from the NHS.

At the time the Lib Dems slammed the payments as a "staggering conflict of interest".

Less than a year after a company chairman's wife donated £31,000 to the office of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, the same company has been awarded a £58m NHS prison health contract. The contract, awarded by the North-East Offender Health Commissioning Unit, has been awarded to Care UK rather than current NHS providers.

Private Health Care:

Companies had donated £750,000 to the Tory party, asking: Doesn't the Prime Minister see the conflict of interest in this?

Sir Peter Gershon:

Chair of Healthcare UK

Whose company stands to benefit millions from NHS cuts, which Sir Peter himself helped the Tories to draw up! If ever there was a clear cut case of conflict of interests this is it.

Ryan Robson:

Major Tory donor who has given the party £252,429.45 his company invests in numerous private healthcare firms including Choice and Christchurch Court, which provide specialist and residential care.

His donations included £50,000 to be a member of the party's "Leader's Group", a secretive cash-for-access club.

Dolar Popat

Nursing and care home tycoon

Has given the Conservatives £209,000.

Has amassed an estimated £42million fortune as founder and chief of TLC Group, which provides services for the elderly.

Mr Cameron made the businessman a peer shortly after entering No10 last May, and Lord Popat's donations include a £25,000 gift registered a week after the Tories' health reforms were unveiled last July.

Sir Christopher Gent:

Executive chairman of GlaxoSmithKline (drug company)

Has given £193,400 to the Conservative Party, and has been invited to join the NHS drugs regulatory board.

IC Technology:

Which provides computer services to the NHS, has handed the Tories £70,000 over the past two years.

Philip Scott:

Chief of the Priory Group, has donated £20,000 to the Tories. The famous Priory Clinic is private but Mr Scott has revealed in the past most of its income comes from NHS or local council referrals.

BUPA - Mark Simmonds MP:

A second shadow health minister Mark Simmonds accepted a US trip to Boston worth £4,982 from private health provider BUPA.

Lord McColl of Dulwich:

Tory health spokesman in the Lords

Is a consultant of Endeavour Healthcare. David cameron has previously defended Lord McColl of Dulwich, after it emerged that the peer is a paid consultant to a new private healthcare company that provides a paid-for rival to the NHS's GP service.

Dr Mark Lloyd-Davies:

Defeated Prospective Tory MP for Bristol South

Would have made a valuable addition to the Conservatives' pharma-friendly team. According to the Conservative website: "Mark is the UK head of the pharmaceutical government affairs and communications team in the world's largest healthcare company [Sanofi-Aventis], so he's already familiar with the workings of Westminster."

Mr Heathcoat-Amory- FORMER Tory MP for Wells

A former Treasury minister

Eegistered a payment of "£1,671.08 and health benefit to the value of £86.17" in July from Western Provident Association, which provides private medical insurance policies.

The former MP also worked as a non-executive director for the firm, which pays him around £20,000 a year, as well as his former duties as a constituency MP.

Helen Whately

Former Conservative parliamentary candidate

Has shrugged off any suggestion of a conflict of interest, after it emerged she works for the same consultants helping draw up plans which could see the A+E or maternity unit at Kingston Hospital removed.

Her website states she works as a management consultant specialising in healthcare, mainly in the NHS but does not mention her employer McKinsey.

Of course there are many hundreds more of such nepotistic donations to both main parties. This is just a few chosen in the hope that someone will realise the extent of the corruption within our political leaders.

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