This is the best exes revelation so far, on a par with Viggers’ Duck House.
Former Tory Quentin Davies – now a Labour defence minister – submitted a £20k invoice for renovations including a new roof on the ‘bell tower’ of his 18th century manor house.
The authorities didn’t pay the bill in full in the end. But he wrote a letter – after the exes scandal broke – saying he “emphatically” hadn’t intended to claim the money back.
UPDATE: The world and his wife are trying to get decent TV/camera footage of Frampton Hall, Davies’ mansion in Lincolnshire.