Suggs 'furious' after photo is sold at Tory auction

Photo of Madness frontman was auctioned off to raise money for Conservative election campaign

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Madness frontman, Suggs, is said to be "furious" after discovering that a photo of him was auctioned off to benefit the Tory election campaign.

The photograph was sold as part of a champagne ball where a reported £3 million was raised for the Conservative Party, The Mirror reported.

Suggs, real name Graham McPherson, is said to be determined to find out how the photograph, which was donated by photographer Stephen Parry, ended up in the auction.

In reference to the Conservative party, a source told The Mirror that Suggs "wants nothing to do with them and he is not happy. He is trying to get hold of the photographer."

In an interview with The Scotsman in 2013, Suggs referred to the band's political outlook, saying: "We were socialists, and still are, to a greater or lesser extent. Our first gig at the Hope and Anchor was the night Margaret Thatcher got voted in, God help us."

Other items sold off in the auction included, signed copies of George Osborne's budget and pheasant shooting trips The Independent reported.

Buzzfeed News reported that a small bronze statue of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, sold for £210,000 at the event which took place last week.

Party donors apparently paid up to £15,000 for a table at the event where David Cameron and Lord Feldman spoke, The Independent reported.
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