A COMPANY linked to Tory peer Michelle Mone’s husband donated tens of thousands of pounds to the Conservative Party. 

According to The Daily Mirror, at least £171,480 was donated before Baroness Mone, 51, and her husband Doug Barrowman, allegedly benefited from a multimillion-pound Covid PPE deal. 

The donation was made through a UK-registered business, Lancaster Knox LLP, part of Barrowman’s Isle of Man-based Knox Group. 

The Electoral Commission records show donations from May 2017 to June 2019. They revealed three cash sums of £50,000 as well as auction prizes worth more than £17,000. 

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A spokesman for Barrowman confirmed the donations were made and “vetted and approved in an open manner”. 

A Conservative spokesman said: “Donations are properly and transparently declared.”

Sources told the newspaper that there was no link between the donations and the awarding of £200 million in PPE deals to a company called PPE Medpro. 

Documents which were leaked in November allegedly show that £65m was paid to a trust benefiting Barrowman in September 2020. 

They also suggested that an offshore trust linked to Mone received £29m, which seemingly originated as profits. 

Mone is currently on leave from the House of Lords while the National Crime Agency probes the PPE Medpro deal. 

Her lawyer has said that “she did not benefit financially and was not connected to PPE Medpro”.  

Meanwhile, the UK Government is now suing PPE Medpro for £122m, claiming some of the kit it provided was faulty. 

The firm has said that the case will be "rigorously defended".