Monthly Archives: November 2010

MPs profit from public purse renovations

I co-wrote this Sunday Times article about former MP Margaret Moran, who can expect to make a tidy profit on two homes which were renovated with public money. Vera Baird, Labour’s former solicitor general, has also put her newly-renovated house up for sale, but declined to tell us if she would refund the taxpaper its share.

Full text is on the Sunday Times website here, or read on.

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Order order… a taxi for Mr Speaker

Another FOI request fetched the Speaker’s entire transport itinerary for more than a year.

It revealed the Speaker and his wife to have used chauffer-driven cars hundreds of times over the last few months, including journeys within the same postcode that had racked up bills of hundreds of pounds.

Article on the Sunday Times website here, or full text below.

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