Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What A Prize Porker!

Pig Ugly As Well As Pig Greedy

"Janet Anderson, MP for Rossendale and Darwen in Lancashire, submitted a claim for £11,996, equating to 41,984 miles. It is the equivalent of 91 round trips to her constituency, or five round trips for each week that parliament sat.

In addition, Mrs Anderson claimed £2,987 in rail fares - enough for at least 11 round trips to her constituency - and £2,693 in air fares, together with another £715 in "miscellaneous" travel expenses.

As well as having the biggest mileage claim of any MP, Mrs Anderson claimed £23,039 for her second home, even though she lives with her partner, Labour MP Jim Dowd, at his constituency home in Lewisham during the week. Mr Dowd, meanwhile, claimed a London Supplement of £2,812 on the couple's home in the capital.

Mrs Anderson claimed a total of £173,556 in expenses and allowances in 2007-8, the seventh highest claim of any MP. It is a huge increase from the £155,610 she claimed in the previous year.

She was unavailable for comment last night."

By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter

The Penguin

4 comments:

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Oink! Oink! Oink! Oink! Oink! Oink! Oink! Etc etc ...

captainff said...

I thought it was a picture of Jo Brand at first glance

W. S. Badfellowe said...

Grubby little thieves, all of them. I wouldn't employ a single MP, MEP or professional Lord to even so much as sit in the bilges of my schooners and watch for leaks - couldn't trust 'em that far.

Call me Infidel said...

Is she related to Jo Brand?