David Cameron
Treaty of Lisbon
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Stuart Wheeler

Knowledge Identifier: +Stuart_Wheeler


Stuart Wheeler

British businessman and politician add

Category: Business

Born in 1935.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), Europe (17%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: David Cameron, Conservative Party (UK), Treaty of Lisbon

Linked to: Conservative Party, United Kingdom Independence Party, Eton College, Bexhill and Battle




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Stuart Wheeler was born in 1935 add something


IG Group - The company was founded by Stuart Wheeler in 1974 as a spread betting business under the name "IG Index"


Although a successful businessman, Wheeler was not a well-known figure nationally until he donated £5m to the Conservative Party during the 2001 election campaign add something


He supported Liam Fox in the 2005 leadership contest, and switched his support to David Davis against David Cameron in the final run-off add something


The government, along with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, had pledged in their 2005 manifestos to hold a referendum on the European Constitution, which Wheeler holds does not have 'significant or material differences' from the Treaty of Lisbon add something


By 2008 sales of his shares in IG Index has made Wheeler one of the 2,000 wealthiest people in the United Kingdom according to the "Sunday Times Rich List", with a fortune of £40m add something


In January 2008, Wheeler brought an action against the government, represented by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband, over the government's process of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon add something


On 28 March 2009, Wheeler donated £100,000 to the United Kingdom Independence Party after criticising David Cameron's stance towards the Lisbon treaty and the European Union add something


United Kingdom Independence Party - Lisbon treaty - On 28 March 2009, the Conservative Party's biggest-ever donor, Stuart Wheeler, donated £100,000 to UKIP after criticising David Cameron's stance towards the Lisbon treaty and the European Union


On 29 March 2010, Wheeler announced that he was forming a new political party to be called The Trust Party and that he would run for the Bexhill and Battle seat add something


In 2011 Wheeler was appointed treasurer of UKIP to spearhead fundraising in advance of the 2014 European elections add something


During 2016 Brexit campaign Wheeler was one of the donors add something