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George "Should have gone to Specsavers" Mudie claimed £62,000 over four years

Attacks bankers whilst robbing the taxpayers, what a hoon this man is.....George Mudie, a Labour MP who has been one of Gordon Brown’s key attack dogs over the profligacy of bankers, claimed £62,000 in expenses for his London flat in four years, while having a mortgage of just £26,000.
Mr Mudie, the MP for Leeds East, claimed almost £17,000 from the taxpayer for furniture and renovations, including a dining room set he had delivered to his constituency home before claiming it on expenses for his designated second home in London.

Mr Mudie also bought a bedroom suite, a leather chair, an ironing board and a lavatory seat in Leeds. When the parliamentary fees office questioned why some of the items were delivered to the “wrong” address, he said he had taken them to London himself.

He was also reimbursed for a television set and sofa he bought in Leeds even though he had claimed for a TV and sofa covers he bought in London.

Mr Mudie, whose house in Leeds is up for sale, has been at the forefront of parliament’s attacks on bank bosses and hedge fund managers in recent months through his role as a member of the all-party treasury select committee.

However, the former education minister has repeatedly voted against greater transparency when it comes to MPs’ expenses.

Mr Mudie’s expense files show that between 2004 and 2008 he claimed £62,041 in second homes allowances on his flat in Westminster, where his mortgage interest repayments last year were £105 per month.

Between 2005 and 2006 he spent more than £12,000 on renovations and furniture for the London flat, including almost £7,000 for a Moben kitchen, £650 for carpets, £580 on repainting, £929 on tile work and £50 for a parking ticket incurred by his builder. He also claimed £249 for sofa covers, £299 for an LCD television set and £169.99 for a DVD player, all bought locally.
In 2006 Mr Mudie began buying items which he claimed were for his London flat from suppliers in Leeds.

In July 2006 he bought an Abingdon dining table and four chairs from Furniture Village, along with two extra chairs and a stool, at a total cost of £1,274.

Then in January 2007 Mr Mudie spent £1,750 on a bedroom suite from a company in Leeds, comprising a double bed, a mattress, a double wardrobe, a bedside table and a chest of drawers, paid by the fees office.

He claimed for a £249 Hitachi LCD TV, bought at Comet and invoiced to his Leeds address, although he had previously claimed for another LCD TV, and £546 for a “settee and chairs” bought at Ikea in Leeds a year after he had claimed for sofa covers bought in Surrey. All of the claims were paid.

Among the other items Mr Mudie bought in Leeds were a £325 leather armchair, delivered to his Leeds address by Ikea, three red cushions from Habitat (£24), a cutlery set (£16.99) a loo seat and “barrier mat” from B&Q (£34.17) a cordless phone (£39.99), an ironing board (£32.99) and a five-piece Tefal pan set (£79.99). He also claimed £10,620 for food between 2004 and 2008.

Champagne swilling socialism in action folks. Cunt should be hung from a tree and beaten like a piñata by irate taxpayers.

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