Justin Bieber meet-and-greet mistakenly donated to Tories

  • 6 February 2013
  • From the section Politics
Justin Bieber

A meet-and-greet with Justin Bieber was mistakenly donated to the Conservative party, Newsbeat understands.

The package, which includes tickets to watch the Canadian teenager perform in the UK in March, was auctioned off by Prime Minister David Cameron.

It's thought the prize was sold for around £10,000 at the Conservatives' fundraising Black and White Party.

The annual event is held to raise money for the party's campaigning.

Tickets for the party on London's Park Lane reportedly sell for between £400 and £1,000.

In a statement, the Canadian star's label Universal UK said it thought it was donating to the government-backed GREAT campaign "to help spread the word globally about the UK's culture, heritage and creativity".

It added: "As part of that support we have donated tickets and Meet & Greet passes."

In response, a Conservative party spokesman said: "The Black and White Party is a Conservative party fundraising event.

"The tickets and access to Justin Bieber were donated to that event.

"Universal were aware that the money would go towards Conservative party campaigning."

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