Labour's £3.6m donor Nigel Doughty found dead


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Nigel Doughty, the owner of Nottingham Forest Football Club and one of the Labour Party's largest individual donors, has died at the age of 54.

Mr Doughty, who donated £2.25m to Labour's 2010 general election campaign, was found dead yesterday in the gym at his home in Skillington, Lincolnshire. He stepped down as Forest chairman last October after a decade in the job after the sacking of the former England manager Steve McClaren.

Mr Doughty, co-founder of the private equity firm Doughty Hanson, gave a total of £3.6m to Labour, but had not made a donation to the central party since Ed Miliband became leader.