Expenses all clear for Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone has today received a further clean bill of health in the review of all MPs’ expenses. Sir Thomas Legg, the former civil servant charged with reviewing claims made since 2004, confirmed no action or any further investigation was required in the Hornsey & Wood Green MP’s case.

As the expense scandal erupted, Ms. Featherstone was named a ‘saint’ by the Telegraph at the time for refusing to claim for a second home, even though she was eligible under the discredited rules.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone says:

“This is good news, but I didn’t need a Telegraph scandal to tell me it would have been wrong to claim for a second home when I live locally and it only takes 40 minutes to get to Parliament.

“The Legg review is a good thing. MPs are not above the law and, where they have made improper claims, they should be made to repay them. In this way, hopefully, we can slowly start restoring people’s trust in Parliament.”