update: Lyn mentions she has her own car in the article here http://www.lynbrown.org.uk/dangerous-dogs so why is she complaining that she doesn't get a ministerial one, she should think herself lucky she can afford to run a car, I know a lot of the people she represents can't afford it at the present time.
From: David Padua Date: Apr 22 10:56 UTC Short link
According to publicly available figures Lynn Brown MP claimed over 15,000 in "additional cost allowance" which usually means a second home. Lynn Brown MP, for West Ham, claims for a second home? A second home? Stephen Timms MP, who is almost in the cabinet, and represents East Ham, next to Lynn Brown doesn't claim additional cost allowance.
Why is Ms Brown claiming for a second home when her constituency is a stones throw from Parliament, only an hour at most by public transport? In the register of interests, it lists that she has a quarter share of a house in Cumbria. Does she list this as her main residence, and a home in London which she claims the allowance for? Or is it for something else? Its time Lynn Brown
explained what this is for.
Its also interesting to see that Stephen Timms and Jim Fitzpatrick, the other
Thats more than a nurse would earn in a year, or would pay the rent on a council home for over 5 years.
There is no suggestion that anyone here claimed for something improperly and that all expense claims have been made I assume in accordance with the rules. In the current climate though I feel it is morally obscene that an MP who is paid a salary of 5000 a month, receives an additional 11,666 a month in expenses/allowances.
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From: Mike Law Date: Apr 22 19:30 UTC
And Lyn Brown replied: " I share a rented flat in Central London. I have not bought a second home. I am renting it. It enables me to manage late night and early morning working at the Commons. I also do not have use of a ministerial car."
I've sent a FOI request to the Commons to find out how many early morning and late night meetings she attended and the start and end times for the meetings.