The Politicos series of guides is a newer – and cheaper – series than the venerables Times guides which come out after each general election. … Read the full post »
Read about the Labour MP who hit the headlines over her highly controversial expense claims.
The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner has cleared Sarah Teather of allegations that she broke Parliamentary expense rules. … Read the full post »
Labour MP Dawn Butler has a recorded of controversial expense claims, including for a whirlpool bath, and has also voted to block expense reforms. … Read the full post »
Sarah Teather and the Liberal Democrats have been taking legal action against Brent Central Labour Party. … Read the full post »
Another one for the “how not to handle the media” file courtesy of Brent Labour MP Dawn Butler (she of the unhappy letter and the disappearing statement, not to mention the numerous expense issues):
AN ELEVENTH hour climb down saw one of the borough’s MPs back out of a face-to-face parliamentary briefing to explain expenses claims.
Dawn … Read the full post »
Last summer an unholy alliance of Labour and Conservative MPs voted to block a series of major reforms to MP expenses, such as requiring receipts for all claims, having outside checks and major changes to the Additional Costs Allowance (ACA). … Read the full post »
When blogging earlier today about how Labour MP Dawn Butler was one of those who blocked reforms to MPs’ expenses last year it crossed my mind to make a satirical comment. … Read the full post »
Brent South Labour MP Dawn Butler has been under fire over her expense claims, as previously covered on this site. … Read the full post »
The Times today carries an interesting piece about the very low attendance rate at select committee meetings from some MPs. … Read the full post »
Following the news about Labour MP Dawn Butler’s controversial expense claims, including a rather damning BBC report, a statement briefly appeared on her website. … Read the full post »