Former prime minister Liz Truss was the Norfolk MP who declared the most in donations since the start of the new parliament in 2019, receiving more than half a million pounds.

Among the largest payments declared by the South West Norfolk MP were two separate donations of £100,000 from Fitriana Hay and Natasha Barnaba.

Mrs Hay is the wife of former BP executive James Hay, who has a luxury goods empire.

The Dubai-based pair, who train racehorses, have been regular donors to the Conservative party and Mrs Hay's donation was for Ms Truss's leadership campaign.

Ms Truss also received £100,000 for her campaign from Mrs Barnaba, an interior designer who is married to investment banker Alessandro Barnaba.

They were among 30 donations, gifts and payments totalling £538,600 declared by Ms Truss.

The average MP received about £14,780 worth of donations, gifts and other payments and benefits.

The information for all MPs is available on a new database created by Sky News and Tortoise Media and shows Norfolk and Waveney MPs made declarations worth more than £1m.

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Great Yarmouth Conservative MP Brandon Lewis made declarations with a value of £266,300.

That included a £40,500 contribution from Little Plumstead-based construction company Bateman Groundworks and £35,000 from Lubov Chernukin.

Mrs Chernukhin is the wife of Vladimir Chernukhin - a former government minister under Vladimir Putin in Russia. Mr Lewis has previously defended such donations.

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Norwich North Conservative MP Chloe Smith, who is stepping down at the next election, made 35 declarations to the value of £152,600.

The biggest was £77,740 from the Norwich-based Computer Service Centre.


The Broadland Conservative MP declared six donations, gifts, payments and other benefits worth £20,670.

The largest of them was a gift worth £5,520 from Qatar's Doha Forum for a return flight and accommodation to the Middle Eastern country.

That was so he could take part in a policy conference, in March last year, alongside other Tory MPs.


Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis made 16 declarations for around £17,180 worth of payments and gifts.


North Norfolk Conservative MP Duncan Baker made 18 declarations worth £13,650,

That included £6,150 in allowances from North Norfolk District Council, from the period when his stint as councillor for Holt overlapped with him being an MP.


South Norfolk Tory MP Richard Bacon made two declarations worth £10,800.

One was a gift worth £5,800 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the United Arab Emirates, which paid for flights, accommodation, food and transport for a parliamentary visit to the country.


Mid Norfolk Conservative MP George Freeman declared around £10,440 worth of payments and gifts.


Fellow Tory James Wild, who represents North West Norfolk made 13 declarations worth £8,580.


Waveney Conservative MP Peter Aldous made two declarations worth a total of £4,000, £2,000 each from a former local Tory councillor and a Lowestoft-based healthcare company.