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Evans's Donations to Lib Dems Total £530,000
Evans's Donations to Lib Dems Total £530,000
Thursday, 8th Apr 2010 10:45

Town owner and chairman Marcus Evans has donated £530,000 to the Liberal Democrats over the last four years, according to a report this morning. Evans is a long-time supporter of the Lib Dems and has set up a call centre in the Portman Road gym for their use during the election campaign.

A spokesperson for Evans quoted in the piece appears to dismiss widespread reports which have claimed that the Town owner is a tax exile: “The bottom line is that he has never been a non-dom and he is registered by HMRC as a resident in the UK.”

The report also reveals that Companies House documentation shows that the Marcus Evans Group paid only £7,757 in UK tax during 2007, having made £1.8 million in profits on a turnover of £55 million.

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itfc1981 added 11:00 - Apr 8
Priskin and the Lib Dems, he does like to waste money does'nt he!

6fish added 11:07 - Apr 8
What I don't understand is how he can afford to own a football club when his main business only has a turnover of £55 million and profit of £1.8 million. The sums don't seem to add up when you consider how much he has spent on players etc over the past year or two?

ozzydog added 11:09 - Apr 8
Profit is after expenses have been paid out


ShefTractor added 11:11 - Apr 8
"The sums don't seem to add up"

You know this is football right? No sums ever 'add up' in this game - hence the number of teams being deducted points in recent years.

tom_the_blue added 11:28 - Apr 8
what a genourous fella

devontractorboy added 11:41 - Apr 8
Those figures do not bode well for our financial 'transfer chest' for next season!

Rydeabluehorse added 11:48 - Apr 8
Wish I'd only paid £7K in tax last year and, before you ask, I didn't earn anything like 1.8 million!
With his "rich get richer" approach, thought ME would support the tories

derbytractoryboy added 12:19 - Apr 8
Rather ME than these Dubai club ruiners, wouldn't it be a shame if Norwich find a wealthy owner who turns out to have NO money :) Oh wait... hello Delia!!

There's only one Connor Wickham, one Connor Wickham!!!!!

Greektractor added 12:20 - Apr 8
he likes to chuck his money around doesn't he!

im_marcacus added 12:38 - Apr 8
Good old boy, they're the only yellows I care for

PhilTWTD added 13:08 - Apr 8
Further to a couple of comments, I think it's widely known that most of ME's companies are registered in Bermuda, hence the low turnover of his UK businesses.

KeanoTheClown added 13:18 - Apr 8
'ello fans..

..any chance of chucking some more money my way gaffer?...I won't waste it this time..promise.....

6fish added 13:23 - Apr 8
Ah thanks Phil missed that. Anyone know what the net worth of the Bermuda businesses are? Just interested to know exactly how much money he does have to chuck at us.

TractorRoyNo1 added 13:34 - Apr 8
John Cobbold was Harold Macmillan's nephew!

PutYaBootsOnKeano added 19:14 - Apr 8
Good man. Country needs a credible third option and the bias is stacked against LDs stupidly. Change the electoral system and we'll have far more interesting politics.

That's my contribution to the electoral campaign :-)

fatuncle added 19:28 - Apr 8
No wonder we struggle to win anything! Still better than giving it to the Tory Fat Cats

Notts_tractor added 20:03 - Apr 8
Yep, very pleased he doesn't donate to the Tories. I'm sure that's the natural territory of football club owners/chairmen.

jas0999 added 20:14 - Apr 8
Pointless. The Lib Dems could promise the earth - knowing they will never have to deliver.

NSL added 21:24 - Apr 8
Don't worry people, the reaon why the company has such a low profit is to avoid tax. Why have money sitting there not working? As soon as he gets any money in he pays it too himself, simple shrewd accounting.

EatonBlue added 00:23 - Apr 9
wait a minute . . . simon clegg . . . nick clegg . . . hmmm ?

shropshiretractor added 23:00 - Apr 9
...now I really dislike him! ME OUT!

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