I have seen various reports lately complaining about Labour MPs using their £10K a year Communications Allowance to promote themselves. As I reported on Tuesday Andrew Slaughter doesn’t like the Conservatives spending their own money to win your vote but he is quite happy to spend your money doing the same thing. According theyworkforyou.com he spent almost all of his £10K last year, £9,899 leaving £101 unspent.
Ian Gibb, the Conservative candidate for Ealing North, has been unimpressed with Stephen Pound’s latest missive, paid for by you, which talks about how good he has been with expenses but fails to admit that last year he spent £9,854 leaving £146 unspent.
When this matter was voted on by Parliament all but two Conservative MPs voted against it. Those two have since left the party. The Conservatives are committed to doing away with the Communications Allowance.