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Labour Fundraiser Auctions Swimming With Sharks And A Day With Director Ken Loach

09/03/2016 08:35 GMT | Updated 09/03/2016 12:00 GMT
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The Labour Party raised money for its May election campaign on Tuesday evening with an auction of items including a swim with sharks and two hours editing with leftwing film director Ken Loach.

The fundraiser, held at London Aquarium on the South Bank of the Thames last night, was attended by senior Labour figures including Jeremy Corbyn, London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, former leadership candidate Yvette Cooper and shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy.

The list of nine items up for auction, as seen by The Huffington Post UK, are detailed below.

Lot number two in the auction was a "once in a life time opportunity not just to swim the sharks at the London Aquarium, but to do so with Chris Bryant MP".

The lucky winner will get to swim for 15 minutes with Sand Tiger Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Brown Sharks and the shadow leader of the House of Commons.

In his speech, Bryant is said to have hooked the audience with some fish puns.

Lot number four was a "unique opportunity" to spend two hours with Ken Loach and his editor Jonathan Morris as they work on the post production stage of their new feature film at Pinewood Studios.

In 2013 Loach set up the leftwing Left Unity party which stood candidates against Labour at the general election. He was also banned from voting in the Labour leadership election in 2015 as he was deemed not to share the "aims and values" of the party.

9 Items Up For Auction At Labour's Fundraiser

Labour fundraising auction