Hornsey & Wood Green MP publishes detailed expenses

Local MP Lynne Featherstone today has published a full breakdown of her Parliamentary expenses to demonstrate openness in they way she uses the public money to support her duties as a Member of Parliament.

The declaration covers the first quarter of the financial year from April 2008 to July 2008.

All Liberal Democrat MPs are making similar disclosures as proof of the party’s commitment to integrity and transparency in the use of MPs’ allowances.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“I want to show people how I spend their money and that I have nothing to hide. It is vital if politicians want to restore trust they must be open and accountable.

“It is completely improper that MPs vote on their own salary and I will continue to press for them to be set by an independent body.”

You can download the figures (as an Excel spreadsheet) here.

Note: as a London MP, Lynne Featherstone choses to claim London supplement of £2,812 pa instead of Additional Costs Allowance which is worth £23,083 pa.