Boris and Carrie 'planning to hold wedding do at billionaire Tory donor's home'

27 July 2022, 01:04 | Updated: 27 July 2022, 01:49

Boris Johnson is believed to be holding a party at Daylesford House
Boris Johnson is believed to be holding a party at Daylesford House. Picture: Alamy

By Emma Soteriou

Boris and Carrie Johnson are set to hold their wedding party at a billionaire Tory donor's home.

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The pair will host the bash for family and friends to mark their marriage at Daylesford House - a Grade I listed building in the Cotswolds - over the weekend, it is understood.

A marquee is believed to have been organised for the event, according to The Mirror.

The grand building is owned by JCB chairman Lord Bamford - one of Britain's most successful industrialists whose fortune has been estimated to be around £4billion.

Lord Bamford's family has given more than £4 million to the Tories in recent years, including donations worth £160,000 in 2019.

A No10 spokesman told the paper: "We do not comment on speculation regarding private or family matters which do not involve any ministerial declarations or taxpayer funds."

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It comes after previous plans to hold the do at Chequers were scrapped following a backlash over reports Mr Johnson had fought to extend his premiership for it.

The decision was taken to move the party after Mr Johnson resigned, despite save-the-date cards having already been sent to family and friends for the celebration planned for July 30.

He originally married Carrie in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in front of a small number of guests in May 2021 - when the Covid pandemic meant restrictions were in place.

They celebrated in the Downing Street garden with a limit of 30 guests.

Lord Bamford, a keen Brexiteer, is close with Mr Johnson and previously backed his leadership campaign.

Mr Johnson was given £10,000 by JCB just three days before he delivered a major Brexit-themed speech in January 2019, using the 'comeback' as his pitch for leadership.

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