Kings Cross Local MPs’ expenses

Paperclip Amidst all the national controversy about MPs expenses it can be hard to work out what is going on locally.  So I thought I would assemble here some links to relevant material and let people make their own minds up.  There is an handy article in the Islington Gazette here where they go through the receipts of Emily Thornberry MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP.  The Tribune  letters page here also has some relevant letters. 

There is a good Guardian article here, one of the best I have seen for a while on what MPs actually get up to where someone shadows Emily Thornberry during the expenses scandal.  If you are the sort that wants to go through the redacted receipts yourself then you can find them here on the Guardian- but be warned it mainly is Banner stationery and very dull.  The handy They Work For You website has a computer generated piece on Emily Thornberry's  voting record on transparency. 

On the others side of the tracks in Camden and Frank Dobson MP's constituency there is a Camden Gazette piece here on his expenses, the redacted forms themselves here, a computer generated voting record here.

It is nice to be able to say that the most exciting thing about our local MPs expenses is a tin of shortbread, apparently given as a gift by a supplier and left on an invoice.

We try not to do party politics on this site, because most people I speak to find it a real turn off.  So if you want to comment on this piece please avoid getting into partisan behaviour, i just won't approve the comments – there are lots of other websites you can go to and express your views about one Party over another or indeed whether there should be a plague on all politicians houses.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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