LABOUR deputy leader Tom Watson has a bizarre new financial backer — a skip firm.
The chunky MP, who previously accepted £500,000 in donations from disgraced ex-Formula One chief Max Mosley, has been given £3,000 by No1 Skip Hire.
The donation from the firm in Bilston, near Wolverhampton — in a constituency that neighbours Watson’s — is revealed in the latest register of MPs’ financial interests.
It goes to support his deputy leader’s office.
No1 Skip Hire firm is owned by Harnek Singh.
Asked about the donation, he said: “My English is not very good, I will get my wife to talk to you.
“I don’t know what you are talking about.”
His wife, who did not wish to be named, said: “We are members of Labour so all the members of the family donated some money. I don’t know Mr Watson personally, but my husband is a Labour supporter.
“We wanted to give it to our local MP but he wasn’t available so we gave it to Mr Watson.”
Watson has come under pressure to hand back Mosley’s money after it was revealed the billionaire tycoon published a racist election leaflet in 1961.
It claimed “coloured immigration threatens your children’s health” — and linked migrants to diseases such as TB and leprosy.
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Watson said Mosley, the son of British fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley, no longer held those views.
The MP said: “If I thought for one moment Mosley held those views contained in that leaflet of 57 years ago, I would not have given him the time of day.”
Labour later said neither the party nor Watson would take further Mosley cash.
Watson’s private office is said to be the third largest in Parliament, with nine full-time staff.
The Sun on Sunday tried to contact him over his latest donation but he did not respond to our calls.
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