MP office space expenditure row deepens
This week, Shahid Malik faces yet more questions over his expenses for office space. The MP, whose remit covers Dewsbury, near Leeds, is being questioned over expenses claimed for an item listed as “office 2”. According to the telegraph.co.uk, his claims paid the rent for office space at a property where he also had “living accommodation”.
The telegraph.co.uk reveals that Mr Malik said the reasons behind renting the second office were because the office he inherited from his predecessor, MP Anne Taylor, had been too small:
“I rented additional office space in my constituency because the office which I took over from my predecessor did not have enough room to accommodate my staff, who were working with me to serve the needs of my constituents.”
He is also reported to have claimed for rent on his second office at a time when he was also claiming public money for his designated second home in London.
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