Lord Ashcroft KCMG is a businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is also an entrepreneur; and a founder and supporter of numerous charities. Lord Ashcroft was elected IDU Treasurer in April 2007.
Michael Ashcroft became a donor to the Conservative party under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership and served as Treasurer and a board member of the party from 1998 to 2001. He rejoined the board shortly after the May 2005 general election. From December 2005 until September 2010 he was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, responsible for Conservative Future, target seats and opinion research.
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