Hastings and Rye MP in top 10 expenses claimants

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The Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye is in the top 10 highest expenses claimants in Sussex for last year.

Amber Rudd billed the taxpayer £173,367.16 over the 2014-15 period placing her in sixth place out of the 16 county MPs.

The Conservative MP claimed the bulk of her expenses on staffing costs – £137,127.53– as well as £22,794.66 on office costs, £10,330.79 on accommodation, 2,854.18 on travel and £260 on ‘miscellaneous expenses’.

The figures were released by the Commons expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on Saturday, September 10.

Some of Ms Rudd’s claims include £768 on council tax, £750 a month on rent, £62.16 on ink cartridge and 27p for fuel.

Her total expenses increased by £8,722.12 from 2013-14 and was only £104,207.69 back in 2011 meaning her bill has gone up by £69,159.47 since being in office.

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