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Mr Stunell and Mr Hunter LibDem MPs

Mr Andrew Stunell MP and Mr Mark Hunter MP - both LibDems - made the following payments from their Parliamentary office expenses into LibDem Party coffers.  I have asked repeatedly to read what the money was spent on and to have further details.  This was refused.  I will leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Mr S sounds a bit shirty(see below)

I actually read his Spends for 2007/8 on his website.

Additional Cost Allowance £15353. Is this his mortgage on a 2nd home>?

Incidental Expense Provision £16181 Is this "incidental expenses" for newspapers and taxifares.

Communication Allowance £13861 What's he got to justify this.?
Subtotal £45395

Staffing Allowance £90732 To be pedantic why is it £227 over the maximum allowance? My guess is that it covers 3 people.

MP Pay £63291

Gross Total £199418

This guy is costing the taxpayer £200 grand and he acts in a snarly off hand manner. He ought to get real and understand these appalling revelations will/should change Parliament for ever.

To: Sheila Oliver
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:58 PM
Subject: FW: Expenses
Dear Sheila Oliver,
As I would have thought such a well informed person as you would know, I am not subject to any requirement to answer within 20 days or any other time interval.

However, I can do it in 20 seconds on this occasion - below is the comment I sent to the MEN yesterday that contains a link to my web site and a full explanation of my salary and allowances.

I am sure you will let me know what else you would like to know when you have studied that information. I can then decide whether to reply.


Andrew Stunell

Incidentally, didn't Hunter misuse funds to distribute info to other wards.


Dear Mrs Oliver
Thank you for both your emails. Can you please confirm whether you are raising a complaint against Mr Andrew Stunell and Mark Hunter MP.
Unfortunately, Committee on Standards in Public Life does not investigate complaints against members of parliament.
The Committee is currently reviewing MPs’ Expenses in general. If you have access to the web you can look at our website – and see the Issues and Questions Paper which will outline our remit.
If you wish to raise a complaint against Members of Parliament you need to forward them to Mr John Lyon at the House of Commons whose remit is to look into the code of members of parliament.
I hope the above is helpful. I look forward to hearing from you to confirm whether your emails are submission to our current Inquiry or complaints against the members of parliament.
Anju Still
-----Original Message-----
From: Sheila Oliver []
Sent: 30 August 2009 16:42
To: Inquiry
Cc: mike carroll; bailey.harding; Jennifer Williams;
Subject: Review of MPs' Expenses
Dear Sirs
Re MPs' Expenses inquiry. Please see the attached. Was Andrew Stunell claiming for the cost of political leaflets before the introduction of the communication allowance?
I hope you will look into this.
Kind regards
Mrs Sheila Oliver
Stockport's Freedom of Information Campaigner

Email sent to Mark Hunter MP 10th August 2009 at 18.40

Dear Mr Hunter

A large amount of taxpayers's money would appear to have been paid to LibDem organisations from your office expenses. I should like background details for each claim - for example, who attended the away days and what was the purpose of these?
Please may I read the research paid for by the taxpayer for each of the claims.

Kind regards



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