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Lord Brownlow: A multimillionaire former cop who rubs shoulders with royalty now at the center of PM’s apartment renovation demands | Political news

A multimillion-dollar former police officer – who rubs shoulders with royalty and has invested in the fashion chain of a former prime minister’s wife – is now at the center of demands for the renovation of Boris Johnson’s apartment.

Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row was pushed into the row on how and when the costs of the Prime Minister’s work on his private residence above 11 Downing Street have been paid.

The 57-year-old is estimated to be worth £ 267million, according to last year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

In addition to his business and charitable interests, he has previously described himself as an avid reader of detective fiction and a builder of complex Lego models – including the Taj Mahal.

The Prince of Wales (left), Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry (right), in Sentebale Garden, with Philip Green (second from right) and David Brownlow (third from left), who are the main supporters of the Lesotho Sentabale Charity and Chelsea Garden and the Garden's designer Matt Keightlry (rear) at the annual Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
Lord Brownlow with Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2015

His name became linked to Mr. JohnsonRenovating his Downing Street apartment after its recent appearance, Lord Brownlow offered the Conservative Party a donation of £ 58,000 last year.

The money would have been supposed to “cover payments the party has already made on behalf of the soon to be formed ‘Downing Street Trust’.”

In leaked emails, seen by the Daily Mail, to Conservative Party officials from October, the Tory peer also mentioned a donation of £ 15,000.

However, only the £ 15,000 donation has been listed in the Election Commission records, with mystery surrounding the other £ 58,000.

Away from questions about the renovation of Mr Johnson’s Downing Street apartment, Lord Brownlow is no stranger to handing over the money to the Tories.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Llandudno in Wales.  Photo date: Monday, April 26, 2021.
Boris Johnson faces questions over how to finance his apartment renovation

Election Commission records show he has donated nearly £ 3million over the past six years – both personally and through his company, Huntswood Associates.

He also donated £ 100,000 to the Remain campaign before …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 12:48:00