I have now been sent the final figures for the costs of running my Parliamentary office in 2014-15.
The staff costs were £58,022 compared to a maximum permitted budget of £138,600 (41.9% of budget)
My London accommodation costs were £3970.01, compared to a maximum budget of £8850 (44% of budget)
My other office costs were £2292 compared with a budget of £23 250. (9.9% of budget)
The total costs were £64,284 compared to maximum budget of £170,700 ( 37.8% of maximum permitted budget)
I aim to keep my costs at under half the average cost of running an MP’s office. These figures imply I have done so.
I would like to thank my staff members for their excellent work and for providing a good value service with me to the people we serve.