Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Commons Deputy Speaker since 1997, has claimed £142,119 on his country home over the last seven years, despite having no mortgage.
The Saffron Walden MP charged the taxpayer almost £12,000 in five years for gardening bills at the Essex farmhouse.
According to the MP, he claimed £2,988 for gardening at the country mansion in 2007-08.
Sir Alan claimed exactly £249 every month, just £1 below the limit for which receipts must be submitted.
That means the 71-year-old did not have to include invoices for the work.
IN the four years until, the Deputy Speaker billed the taxpayer £11,771 for gardening at the house.
According to the Telegraph, he charged £202 for shingle for his driveway, £638.91 for patio repairs, £2,199.60 for a replacement oil tank and £193 for having his chimney swept.
Sir Alan also claimed for food at what is listed as his main family home. He also charges £2,677 in council tax for the property.
Sir Alan said: ‘When I became Deputy Speaker in 1997 I was instructed by the fees office that I was now considered to be a quasi-minister based in London and so I had to claim my ACA on my constituency home, which is my family home.