Concern that UK MPs expense fiddling has not gone away

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

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Times have not changed the nepotism of MPs

MP David Crausby, 66, claims £1,823-a-month rent to live in London. He has demanded £33,000 in two years.

Bolton's MP earns £65,738, and paid £51,620 off his mortgage through the old MPs expenses system.

His Westminster flat cost him £285,000 in 2003, and is currently worth around £620,000.

The Bolton MP David Crausby rakes in over £23,000 a year by letting his taxpayer-funded London flat for £1,800 a month!

Records show his mortgage was £395 after interest rates fell in 2009 - leaving him with a profit of £1,405 a month.

He also claims £250 a month for what he calls 'Petty Cash' - interestingly the maximum allowed for MPs to claim without showing receipts!

He claims for £249 Service/Maintenance, and the same amount for Repairs/Insurance - the same bill claimed for twice perhaps?

As Tory MP Mark Field said: John Bercow was wrong to block publication of the names of MPs renting out their taxpayer funded homes.

32 MPs are claiming taxpayer funded expenses to rent homes in London, while simultaneously letting the property, including former Ministers - and claiming up to £20.000 a year in rent. as well as receiving rent from properties that were purchased and refurbished with taxpayer assistance.

Four MPs rent homes from other MPs.

Meanwhile, Nottingham pensioners Bartholomew Utterswaithe 66, is still saving up to get the roof repaired on his two-up two-down 1899 built decrepit terraced house, that has had the gas cut off for non-payment.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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