Second Labour MP suspended from parliamentary party over expenses

May 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

David Chaytor has been suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party amid allegations he claimed £12,925 in expenses for a loan he had already paid off.

The MP for Bury North said:

“In respect of mortgage interest payments, there has been an unforgivable error in my accounting procedures for which I apologise unreservedly.

“I will act immediately to ensure repayment is made to the Fees Office.”

Labour’s National Executive Committee is to meet next week to decide what action to take against MPs who have allegedly made bogus claims.

Earlier this week Labour MP and former minister Elliot Morley was suspended from the PLP after The Daily Telegraph reported he claimed more than £16,000 in expenses for a mortgage he had already paid off.

The Metropolitan police and the Crown Prosecution Service are to meet next week to decide if any MPs will face criminal charges over bogus expenses claims.


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  • 1. UK Voter  |  May 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Now we must look forward to the Labour Party electing to deselect these MPs’ and expelling them from the Labour party. If these MPs’ consider their positions as defensible, then they can stand as independents. I would also like to see how these MPs’ and others consider their actions relate to the 7 Nolan Principals of Public Life. To my mind they also fail this test. I have reproduced the Nolan principles here:


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