Sunday, 7 February 2010

The majestic 70 who will not yield

The 70 MPs Who Appealed The Repayment of Their Expenses

The following is a list of the 70 MPS who felt is perfectly correct to appeal to Sir Thomas Legg over being asked to repay their expenses. These are the people who have, mostly, cited the defence that because the rules didn't say they couldn't, they shouldn't have to repay it.

These are the people that earn at least £65,000 per year of our money. Ministers will earn at least £100,000 a year of our money.

These are the people that think that because they earn that money, good money and in many cases a good fours times the average salary in this country, they cannot afford to keep their garden, or that they don't have to pay the same taxes as other people, or that the people of this country should pay their mortgage for them.

Baroness Adams
Vera Baird, Redcar
Nigel Beard, Bexleyheath and Crayford
Colin Challen, Morley and Rothwell
Charles Clarke, Norwich South
Ann Clwyd, Cynon Valley
Frank Cook, Stockton North
Ann Cryer, Keighley
Ian Davidson, Glasgow South West
Frank Field, Birkenhead
Robert Flello, Stoke on Trent South
Michael Foster, Worcester
Mike Gapes, Ilford South
Linda Gilroy, Plymouth Sutton
Mike Hall, Weaver Vale
Patrick Hall, Bedford
Fabian Hamilton, Leeds North East
Lynne Jones, Birmingham Selly Oak
Martyn Jones, Clwyd South
Gerald Kaufman, Manchester Gorton
Denis MacShane, Rotherham
Gordon Marsden, Blackpool South
Stephen McCabe, Birmingham Hall Green
Christine McCafferty, Calder Valley
Andrew Miller, Ellesmere Port and Neston
Kali Mountford, Colne Valley
Chris Mullin, Sunderland South
Dan Norris, Wansdyke
Baroness Quin
Frank Roy, Motherwell and Wishaw
Alison Seabeck, Plymouth Devonport
Kitty Ussher, Burnley - The one who avoided £17,000 in capital gains tax
Claire Ward, Watford
Bob Wareing, Liverpool West Derby
Phil Woolas, Oldham East and Saddleworth
Derek Wyatt, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Michael Ancram, Devizes
John Baron, Billericay
Graham Brady, Altrincham and Sale West
Bill Cash, Stone
Christopher Chope, Christchurch
Sir Patrick Cormack, Staffordshire South
Philip Davies, Shipley
Roger Gale, North Thanet
Paul Goodman, Wycombe
James Gray, Wiltshire North
John Greendale, Ryedale
Douglas Hogg, Sleaford and North Hykeham - Yes, Mr Moat had the guts to appeal
Michael Howard, Folkestone and Hythe
Gerald Howarth, Aldershot
Bernard Jenkin, Essex North
Julie Kirkbride, Bromsgrove - Married to Andrew MacKay and both claimed the other as a second home, meaning neither had a main one
Jacqui Lait, Beckenham
Edward Leigh, Gainsborough
Julian Lewis, New Forest East
Ian Liddell-Grainger, Bridgwater
Peter Lilley, Hitchen and Harpenden
Andrew MacKay, Bracknell - See Julie Kirkbride
John Redwood, Wokingham
Richard Shepherd, Aldridge-Brownhills
Sir Michael Spicer, Worcestershire West
Anthony Steen, Totnes
Ed Vaizey, Wantage
Sir Peter Viggers, Gosport - Yes, the duck house man appealed
Ann Widdecombe, Maidstone and The Weald - Whiter than white, but not as tidy as her garden for which she feels is a Commons expense "The whole review has been capricious, illogical and I think he’s playing to the gallery"
Jeremy Wright, Rugby and Kenilworth

Liberal Democrat
Sir Alan Beith, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Jeremy Browne, Taunton
Lembit Öpik, Montgomeryshire - Claimed £2000 for repairing the floors in his house

Dai Davies, Blaenau Gwent

1 comment:

JPT said...

Good work.
Lembit Opik is my MP and I'll tell people of this.