(2010) Conservative M.P. Andrew Mitchell -MILLIONAIRE PARASITE CHARGES TAXPAYER 13p FOR TIPEX

A wealthy Conservative MP has been criticised for claiming 13p for Tipp-Ex on his parliamentary expenses.

Andrew Mitchell, the Shadow Secretary for International Development, also submitted a 45p invoice for a stick of glue.

The former investment banker is regarded as one of the richest MPs at Westminster. A descendant of the founders of the El Vino wine merchants, he lives in a £2million house in Islington, North London.

The two claims form part of the £26,500 Mr Mitchell has sought to recoup in expenses since May last year. They appear in an online register of expenses submitted by senior Tories.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1257745/Millionaire-Tory-13p-claim-Tipp-Ex–oh-dont-forget-45p-glue-stick.html#ixzz0iAweBo81

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One thought on “(2010) Conservative M.P. Andrew Mitchell -MILLIONAIRE PARASITE CHARGES TAXPAYER 13p FOR TIPEX

  1. 13p is more than two shillings in old money: a tidy sum. 45p = 9/- ie a fortune. He’s right to make these claims. Living in a £2million house is an expensive business and he has to look after the pennies so that the pounds can look after themselves: what’s wrong with that; he’s frugal, that’s all, like the Queen?

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