Expenses claimed by MPs
THE list of MPs' expenses has been published by the body created since the MPs' expenses standards scandal in 2010.
The sums paid out to MPs is for personal costs and for running offices.
St Ives MP Andrew George, a Lib Dem, has claimed a total of £174,150.79, which does not include his salary as an MP.
The total is made up of £21,023.81 for his constituency spend, £13,888.67 for accommodation, £12,310.73 for travel expenses, £9,226.79 for staff, £315 on miscellaneous expenses (£56,765 spend) and £117,385.64 on staff payroll; there is also a sum of between £1 and £4,999 spent on wages for a connected party – in this case his wife, Jill.
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George Eustice, Conservative MP for Camborne-Redruth, has claimed a total of £132,545.63, the lowest amount by a Cornish MP. This is made up of £10,821.96 for his constituency spend; £69.25, accommodation; £8,633.77, travel expenses; £22, staff and £112,998.65, staff payroll.
The highest-claiming Cornish MP was Lib Dem Stephen Gilbert (St Austell and Newquay) who claimed £194,107 – £134,500 on staff costs and £59,607 on other expenses.
Conservatives Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth) and Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall) respectively claimed £158,102 and £152,606 while Lib Dem Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall) claimed £140,312.