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Mr Wilson - who is also a minister for civil society - claimed £174,000 in expenses for the 2013-14 financial year, of which payroll costs were £142,000
"I can see how small claims might look odd but it is important that all MPs do the job properly and stay connected with local people," he said.
He also pointed out he had not claimed accommodation expenses in London since becoming an MP in 2005, saving taxpayers "hundreds of thousands of pounds".
Shortly after retaining his seat in the 2015 general election, Wilson sparked controversy with a remark on Twitter in which he seemed to show an utter lack of interest in solving his constituency's rising homelessness problem, as when asked about how his party's cuts would help solve it, he responded with "Don't be a bad loser.
Maybe he just likes being precise
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: smurfy
I dare say that's the attitude of the majority of the Tory party mate , the party of I'm alright jack.
It's just as well they're getting a 10% pay rise , not sure how anyone can live off just £67.000 a year , no wonder many of them have to take part time jobs as non exec directors.
originally posted by: smurfy
a reply to: gortex
Many MP's are so arrogant never mind greedy, what did Lord young say about the homeless not so long ago?
"Aren't they the people you step over coming out of the opera?"
An unguarded moment? possibly, or just that they don't actually care what they say any more as long as they have very long and full pockets. I hesitate to say that the Tories are the worst....second thoughts, no I don't!