Glenda Jackson has been forced to repay £8,000 in expenses that funded a report promoting the Labour Party, according to the Telegraph (who else?).
The article also outlines a number of previous cases in which Jackson has merged parliamentary expenses with party business.
‘In March 2006 she claimed £7,500 in office expenses from the taxpayer to pay her local party for the “provision of constituency services during 2006”.
The payment was made to Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party. ‘
This continued in following years and payments were also made to a Labour party product entitled:
“Computing for Labour”
Imagine what that covers.
The article also claims that Jackson is one of parliament’s “least value for money” MPs. In spite of attending only 27 per cent of votes and speaking only twice in debates in 2007-08, she claimed over £135,000 in expenses.
I suppose Hampstead is expensive, darling.
As a surprise to some, she has decided to contest the new Hampstead & Kilburn constituency whenever her clumsy boss decides to go to the country and face his political end.
Even prior to this story breaking, odds have recently shortened on Lib Dem candidate Ed Fordham winning the seat.