Latest MPs' expenses published

By Ross Findon

Monday, January 13, 2014


THE latest expenses of Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner have been published online by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Association (IPSA).

The payments, for August and September 2013, cover a host of claims, from travel costs and accommodation, to copies of the County Press and £7 worth of sweets for his stand at the Garlic Festival.

In total, Mr Turner received £8070.54, which was the 252nd highest out of 646.

His accommodation expenses totalled £1,465, the 356th highest, while his office costs of £5064.79 were 78th highest.

His office costs covered everything from £577 for legal expenses insurance to £14 for a fan and £10 for coffee.

Mr Turner, who was re-adopted as 2015 Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Island on Friday, recently gave up renting a second home in London in favour of using hotels.

Scroll down to see the total amounts claimed by Mr Turner and other MPs or see the IPSA website for more.


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by Graham Harrison

14th January 2014, at 17:27:36 you can check all MP's "perks here"

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by Graham Harrison

14th January 2014, at 17:24:03

£22 for a taxi from Cowes to Newport? lovely jubbly

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by John James

13th January 2014, at 20:04:07

8K pounds for two months!!!! The local lollipop lady is getting the bullet and this guy gets how much. Oh he gets less than the private sector, silly me I thought MP`s weren’t in it for the money or so they tell us. In the private sector you get paid by results exactly what has he achieved for the Island? Lower ferry fares? More funding? What? A big fat nothing that’s what.

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by Stephen Elliott

13th January 2014, at 19:24:03

I'm sorry but I believe in support for his office but that should be funded by central government just like national companies manage local operational costs.

But we all appreciate that MPs are paid little compared to what the private sector would pay. I'm all in favour of a larger wage for MPs considering that their senior civil servants in respective departments are on larger wages.

There the rot. Managers paid to do little, Fridays off (don't work Fridays) term time working etc

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by sue allen

13th January 2014, at 18:11:26

No morals or sense of what is right, in fact a greedy selfish man. His expenses which he clearly dosen't need could go to charity, oh and without getting publicity out of it!!!

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by Graham Harrison

13th January 2014, at 15:32:24

£10 for a coffee...say's it all really...all in it together? my RRRR's

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by Leigh Perry

13th January 2014, at 10:32:52

Why does Mr T get his copy of the County Press paid for? Can't he use the website instead . . .

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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