Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar (born 24 March 1947) is a British business magnate, media personality, politician and political adviser. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Sugar became a billionaire in 2015. In 2016 they estimated his fortune at £1.15bn, and ranked him as the 95th richest person in the UK. In 2007, he sold his remaining interest in the consumer electronics company Amstrad, his largest business venture.
A group of peers, including Alan Sugar, have written to the Metropolitan police to report antisemitic abuse on Facebook pages backing Jeremy Corbyn. The letter, to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, came from a group of cross-party peers, drafted by Lord Polak, who is honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel. The letter says the messages on some pro-Corbyn Facebook pages “go well beyond what can reasonably be considered as free speech, and we believe those which incite violence should urgently be investigated to establish whether they were made with serious intent”.
From 1997 until 2015, Sugar was a member of the Labour Party and also one of its largest donors. On 11 May 2015, four days after the United Kingdom general election, 2015, he announced that he was leaving the party.
1997 up until 2015
For the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, he endorsed the "Remain" campaign.
In May 2017 Sugar endorsed Theresa May for the United Kingdom general election, 2017.
In August 2014, Sugar was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.
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