Why did this top Tory fundraiser quit the moment Liz Truss was elected leader?

Boris Johnson and Ben Elliot: the latter became Tory chairman when the former became prime minister and then, during the Covid crisis, was miraculously able to provide tests to its rich clients – for a price – when the NHS just couldn’t get hold of them for free (among other things).

Ben Elliot, the Tory co-chair who brought in millions of pounds in donations – from some very dodgy sources – quit his job the instant Liz Truss was announced as the new party leader and prime minister.


And what does this mean for Truss? Will she be able to raise enough money to mount a strong campaign (and buy the election) in 2024?


Does he think raising funds will be difficult now?

Does he think raising them for Truss isn’t a worthwhile use of his time?

If so, is it because potential donors – who corruptly consider handing over money to be an investment – don’t or won’t consider her capable of winning an election and giving them what they want?

If the latter case proves true, it will be interesting to see whether donations to the Labour Party pick up, now that Keir Starmer has abandoned that organisation’s long-standing support for working-class people in favour of naked ambition.

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