A Labour Shadow Minister has been accused of hypocrisy for taking £10,000 from a boss of a major US health insurance provider – despite criticising use of the private sector.
Shadow Health Minister Rosena Allin-Khan accepted two donations from Chris Killourhy, of QBE Insurance Group, last year, one of which was to fund a political adviser.
She has previously called the increasing use of private healthcare provision a cause of ‘shame’. Mr Killourhy, a former local Labour Party vice-chairman, is the managing director of QBE Re.
He previously worked for its parent company QBE, which operates from a number of locations including Bermuda, and provides re-insurance packages including for private health.
The firm notes that ‘the healthcare business is predominately US, but with a growing international portfolio’. QBE is not believed to offer private health insurance in the UK.
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