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


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?