Costs of your MP


           The comparative figures for the costs of each MP and his or her office have  come out for 2008-9. These confirm that I cut the costs of running my office and myself by 12% in the year to March 2009 compared to the previous year.  This took me from being the 18th cheapest MP to being the 11th cheapest. I cut more than 10% the following year as well, but the comparative figures are not yet published.

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  1. Matt
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    The question has to be asked as to why you hadn’t done this in Previous years if it was as easy as you demonstrated it to be.

  2. Clare
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Well done, ignore the sniping from Matt, it’s very easy to criticise.

  3. Francis Irving
    Posted January 8, 2011 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Would love to hear about what you did to cut costs!

    Maybe other MPs would then copy.

  4. Andy
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    That is really great John. You set an example that should be followed by all MPs.

  5. alan jutson
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Why cannot the Government learn this very simple lesson, and cut its own spending.

    Well done for backing your words with not only action, but results.

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