MPs expenses: Tobias Ellwood is top claiming MP

Tobias Ellwood

Tobias Ellwood

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BOURNEMOUTH East MP Tobias Ellwood claimed more expenses in the last two months of 2010 than any other member of Parliament, the latest figures have revealed.

He was paid £14,105, just £14 more than the next biggest claimant.

Mr Ellwood also had a £59 claim for a bicycle repair turned down, and was told it was not covered by his travel allowance.

Like most other MPs, the bulk of his claim was for accommodation and staffing costs, but Mr Ellwood also spent more than £1,000 on photocopier hire.

The smallest expenses payment given to any MP for the same time period was £14.03, but 66 MPs received no expenses at all, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Mr Ellwood asked the Echo to point out that although the figures were for a two month period, the claims included four months of mortgage interest claims totalling £5,000, without which he would have been "mid-table".

We hope to have the figures for all local MPS online today but in the meantime, click the link below to find them at IPSA's website.

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9:25am Fri 8 Apr 11

contric says...

he tried to claim £59 for a bicycle repair well done toby you have certainly got the hang of fiddling now thanks for pointing out that £5000 was for 4 months mortgage interest that makes me feel a lot better and finally thank goodness the money is going to those who need it rather than people with learning disabilities who are having their support withdrawn because of a lack of money
he tried to claim £59 for a bicycle repair well done toby you have certainly got the hang of fiddling now thanks for pointing out that £5000 was for 4 months mortgage interest that makes me feel a lot better and finally thank goodness the money is going to those who need it rather than people with learning disabilities who are having their support withdrawn because of a lack of money contric
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9:56am Fri 8 Apr 11

bobbins says...

I presume £1000 on photocopier hire is because he has so many receipts to copy.

Come on Tobias how about you flesh out why your photo copier costs £1000 to hire and what you use it for. Presumably all the consumables are claimed on top aswell? Or are you helping the big society by printing some cash for quantative easing purposes? You toad.
I presume £1000 on photocopier hire is because he has so many receipts to copy. Come on Tobias how about you flesh out why your photo copier costs £1000 to hire and what you use it for. Presumably all the consumables are claimed on top aswell? Or are you helping the big society by printing some cash for quantative easing purposes? You toad. bobbins
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9:56am Fri 8 Apr 11

JS BAC says...

How dare anyone be top.
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In other news, a shocking 50% of schools are in the bottom half of the latest league tables.
How dare anyone be top. . In other news, a shocking 50% of schools are in the bottom half of the latest league tables. JS BAC
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10:45am Fri 8 Apr 11

Franks Tank says...

Punch on the nose time I think.
Come for another walk round Boscome Toby
Punch on the nose time I think. Come for another walk round Boscome Toby Franks Tank
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11:23am Fri 8 Apr 11

Morgan Leadbitter says...

Franks Tank wrote:
Punch on the nose time I think. Come for another walk round Boscome Toby
Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off.
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: Punch on the nose time I think. Come for another walk round Boscome Toby[/p][/quote]Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off. Morgan Leadbitter
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11:37am Fri 8 Apr 11

Mothballs says...

Isn't it about time this self-serving individual found himself a proper job, which might represent more of a challenge than his present sinecure? Oh, wait a minute... there aren't any left.

Politicians, eh? Bless 'em, or something.
Isn't it about time this self-serving individual found himself a proper job, which might represent more of a challenge than his present sinecure? Oh, wait a minute... there aren't any left. Politicians, eh? Bless 'em, or something. Mothballs
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11:55am Fri 8 Apr 11

0racle says...

Grubby parasite. £1000 to hire a photocopier. You can buy brand new double sided lazer ones for about £400. The whole MPs mortgage interest is just criminal to the public they're fleecing.
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They say it's just interest expenses and any profit on resale is supposed to be declared and returned. The point is all their payments are 100% repayment and equity they own.
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We would all love to pay off our mortgages in record time if they were interest free
Grubby parasite. £1000 to hire a photocopier. You can buy brand new double sided lazer ones for about £400. The whole MPs mortgage interest is just criminal to the public they're fleecing. . They say it's just interest expenses and any profit on resale is supposed to be declared and returned. The point is all their payments are 100% repayment and equity they own. . We would all love to pay off our mortgages in record time if they were interest free 0racle
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1:56pm Fri 8 Apr 11

Franks Tank says...

Morgan Leadbitter wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: Punch on the nose time I think. Come for another walk round Boscome Toby
Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off.
"Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off."

@Morgan, had he been fiddling his expenses as well?
[quote][p][bold]Morgan Leadbitter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: Punch on the nose time I think. Come for another walk round Boscome Toby[/p][/quote]Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off.[/p][/quote]"Really Franks? I once tried to punch an ex-soldier who had toured N.Ireland and Bosnia; he took my head off." @Morgan, had he been fiddling his expenses as well? Franks Tank
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6:00pm Fri 8 Apr 11

saynomore says...

Still taking the taxpayer for ride eh? When will these parasites ever learn.
Still taking the taxpayer for ride eh? When will these parasites ever learn. saynomore
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7:21pm Sat 9 Apr 11

Avengerboy says...

Well ex soldier yes but he is a 'Tobias' so Frank should be OK. The expenses are there to be used if clearly they are not for private profit. Having received communication for Mr Ellwood I can confirm there is cost involved when dealing with the local oiks.
Well ex soldier yes but he is a 'Tobias' so Frank should be OK. The expenses are there to be used if clearly they are not for private profit. Having received communication for Mr Ellwood I can confirm there is cost involved when dealing with the local oiks. Avengerboy
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