(2009) Conservative M.P. Francis Maude -PARASITE

Francis Maude claimed almost £35,000 in two years for mortgage interest payments on a London flat when he owned a house just a few hundred yards away.
The shadow minister for the Cabinet Office owned the house outright but in 2006 took out a £345,000 mortgage on the flat about one minute’s walk away. He then rented out the house and began claiming mortgage interest payments on the flat which is in a grade II listed building with a gym and 24-hour concierge.
Labour ministers Alistair Darling and Hazel Blears have previously claimed for second homes in the same building.
Mr Maude also claimed, and was paid, £387.50 for the cost of moving his effects down the road from the house to the flat.
He claimed £18,112.50 in mortgage interest payments for the year 2006-07, £1,790 for council tax, £2,237 for a service charge and £820 for cleaning.
A further £9,801.78 was claimed for mortgage interest payments from April 1 to Aug 31, 2007.
The senior Tory MP then submitted a claim for the mortgage interest payments for the remainder of the 2007-08 financial year, which came to £13,070.96.
In a note to the House of Commons fees office he said he knew there was not enough left in his ACA account to cover the payments.

One thought on “(2009) Conservative M.P. Francis Maude -PARASITE

  1. And the good people of Horsham just voted this guy back in. Politics at its best.


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