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Local MP's Expense Claim Repayments Published

Local MP's Expense Claim Repayments Published

4:18pm 4th February 2010
(Updated 4:19pm 4th February 2010)

390 MPs have been ordered to repay a total of 1.13 million pounds to the public purse.

It follows Sir Thomas Legg's review into the parliamentary expenses scandal.

Despite the repayments there hasn't ultimately been much of a saving for the taxpayer the audit itself cost over a million pounds to carry out.

Local MP expenses claims published today show:

* John Bercow (Buckingham MP and Commons Speaker)
Total repayment recommended: £978.51
Total repayments received since April 1 2009: £978.51

* Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham MP)
Total repayment recommended: £1,884.23
Total repayments received since April 1, 2009: £1,888.70

* Boris Johnson (Former Henley MP which Covers Thame)
Total repayment recommended: £1,260.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,260.00

* Tony Baldry (Banbury MP which covers Bicester)
Total repayment recommended: £12,197.36
Total repayments received since April 1 2009: £12,197.36
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00

Aylesbury MP David Lidington hasn't been asked by Sir Thomas Legg to repay any money and hasn't been named today in the list of MP's who wrongly claimed expenses. Last year Mr Lidington chose voluntarily to repay around 100 pounds that he claimed for toileteries following a story in the Daily Telegraph.

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