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Joan Ryan - Another Blair babe showing she is in fact a Blair piggy.

Cashing in on the taxpayers....The former junior minister claimed more than £4,500 in MPs' expenses under the Additional Costs Allowance (ACA) for work on her home in her constituency of Enfield North, north London, which she had designated as her second home.

The Labour MP then wrote to the Commons fees office explaining that she wanted to designate her flat in south London as her second home.

During the 2007/8 financial year she claimed a total of £1,045 on home and garden repairs at the semi-detached home in Enfield that she shares with her husband and children.

This included £220 on garden fence repairs, £460 on clearing the back garden and path down the side of the house, £215 on further garden maintenance, £150 on repairing the garage door and £45 on cleaning the windows.
The following financial year Mrs Ryan claimed a total of £3,624 under the ACA for repair work, before she asked to redesignate her first and second homes. Her claim included £900 on new gutters and repairing her French doors, £1,888 on redecorating the living room, £246 on fixing a leaking shower, £462 on plasterboarding and skimming the dining room, and £55 on installing an outside socket.

In 2007, Mrs Ryan also claimed £135.14 for items from Ikea, including rugs, curtains, curtain poles, scissors, a table lamp, light bulbs and steak knives.

Since 2004 Mrs Ryan has claimed a total of £83,252 under the ACA.

In addition to the repairs and decorations, she claimed for mortgage interest payments and council tax. In May 2007 she voted in favour of David Maclean’s Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill, which would have kept details of MPs’ expenses claims secret.

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