16 May 2009

MPs on the fiddle second homes

Another MP on the fiddle could be Joan Ryan, who claimed the maximum second home allowance of £31,000 even though she asserts that she lives in her Enfield North constituency - just nine miles from Westminster. I have seen no coverage of any offer to repay MPs expenses from her. Other MPs in similar positions have already done the decent thing:

Alan and Ann Keen claimed almost £40,000 a year on a central London flat although their family home was less than 10 miles away

Chris Grayling claimed for a London flat even though his constituency home is only 17 miles from the House of Commons. He has agreed to stop doing so

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