Read my posts about MPs’ expenses, and in particular the scandal over expense claims which broke during the 2005-10 Parliament.

Media & PR

Press Complaints Commission upholds complaint over reporting of an MP’s expenses

Here’s the main part of the ruling against the East Kilbride News: The complaint was made by the MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Michael McCann. The article related to his Parliamentary expenses, which had been published following the release of the figures by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). Mr McCann argued that … Read the full post »

Political

Conservative MP David Curry repays £28,000 in expenses

The Guardian had the story this week about the former chair of the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee (yes, the former chair of the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee):
Tory MP David Curry was today ordered to repay £28,000 and issue an apology after the Commons standards and privileges committee ruled that … Read the full post »