It reveals that the other local MP (Julian Sturdy, Conservative) also rents his office from his local political party
Taxpayers should be told how much rent is paid by MPs to rent offices (its around £10 million nationally). A report on the issue is expected in the spring.
There should be an independent audit to check that the amount being paid reflects a fair commercial rent for the space used and that there is no cross subsidy of political activities.
Meanwhile the latest expenses claims by local MPs have been published click here to download.
They reveal that during June and July this year High Bayley claimed £6,286 including 40p for a bottle of milk and £20 on Yorkshire Teabags.
Julian Sturdy claimed £7956 with £60 spent on London’s congestion charge.
During 2012/13 Hugh Bayley spent £21,153 on office costs. In total he claimed £163,529 in expenses
In the same period Julian Sturdy spent £11,374 on office costs and claimed a total of £131,321 in expenses
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