Tory MPs on the breadline
Posted by scrabb on May 28, 2023, 3:29 pm
Four MPs are being asked to repay hundreds of pounds in driving fines which they claimed on expenses. |
Government minister Amanda Solloway claimed an £80 fixed penalty notice issued by Transport for London in 2020.
Tory MPs Simon Hoare and Bim Afolami, and SNP MP Dave Doogan, also put through similar claims.
MPs are not allowed to claim for fines and some were wrongfully paid out, but at least one MP is understood to have already paid back the money.
Ms Solloway, Derby North MP and energy minister, claimed back a fixed penalty notice which was issued on 2 July 2020, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's (IPSA) expenses register.
Mr Doogan, SNP MP for Angus, claimed for a £160 fine in January 2022.
The register also shows Mr Hoare, the MP for North Dorset who also chairs the Commons Northern Ireland Committee, claimed four times for £80 fines issued in November 2019, while Mr Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, claimed for two £80 fines in December 2021.
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