Tag: Expenses

Huhne named in train expenses investigation

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s millionaire MP, has been named by the Sunday Telegraph as one of 185 MPs who have claimed public money for first class rail travel, although under guidelines introduced following the 2009 expenses scandal, MPs should normally travel by standard class when claiming it on expenses:  “ The expenses watchdog has repeatedly stressed…

Travel and subsidence…?

Hedge End’s Town Councillors have voted to allow themselves to claim Travel and Subsistence expenses on official business that is conducted outside of the Town boundaries. Facing the unenviable task of having to vote on this recommendation in times of austerity and with public opinion still less than charitable sometimes, following the MP’s expenses scandal…

Lib Dems in new probe

Local Lib Dems were showing signs of strain last night as it emerged that further complaints regarding the party election expenses have been made to the electoral commission. Pressure group the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics have written to the Commission claiming they have discovered irregularities in MP Chris Huhne’s expense returns in the form…