Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, named Persimmon, Barratt Homes and Berkeley Homes as building companies donainting to the conservatives. He said:
“It is a matter of public record that the Conservative party has received substantial political contributions from housebuilding companies that have been active in Hampshire, as well as from their owners.
“I am not saying that there is anything so simple or corrupt as a deal – cash for planning permissions – in any of these cases.
“I am merely stating that it is hardly likely that the leading movers and shakers in Britain’s greenfield housing industry would all donate to the Conservative Party if they thought it would block their proposals.
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