Conservative Party donor paid for Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt to perform personal magic show

A CONSERVATIVE donor has paid up for Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt to perform a magic show.

Monday, 9th August 2021, 5:20 pm
Penny Mordaunt. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Ms Mordaunt, who represents Portsmouth North, is due to give a personal magic show to telecoms millionaire Mohamed Amersi, The Sunday Times reported.

The national newspaper said Mr Amersi had paid £100,000 for a breakfast with prime minister Boris Johnson, and £15,000 for lunch with former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt - and a magic show from Ms Mordaunt.

The MP worked as a magician’s assistant for the president of the Portsmouth Magic Circle to pay her way through university.

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The show has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was organised through Quintessentially, run by the Tory co-chairman Ben Elliott.

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Labour’s Portsmouth North candidate Amanda Martin said: ‘This Conservative government seems to be more interested in running a circus than our country.

“This is yet another example of the Tory party blurring the line between the government and a pleasure club for the ultra-rich.

‘There are serious questions about who benefits from this shady enterprise, it certainly isn’t the people of Portsmouth.’

A Tory party spokesman told the Sunday Times that all donations were declared to the Electoral Commission.

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