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Roger Godsiff (Liebour) - MP for expenses and doing nothing.

The Rt Hon member for bathmats, lawnmowers and hedge trimmers.Roger Godsiff was already claiming his maximum second home allowance to cover the interest on a large mortgage for his home in London when he made dozens of claims for 'office sundries' on his office expenses.

He also used office expenses for extensive roofing work, rewiring, replacement guttering and even clock repair at a property he owns in his Birmingham constituency.
The former bank clerk used the maximum Additional Cost Allowance (ACA) in the four years between 2004/5 and 2007/8 by claiming around £1,900 a month for the mortgage interest and around £400 a month for a secured loan on his detached house in Lewisham, south-east London, which he designated his second home.

The total monthly claims of around £2,300 were so large that the maximum ACA was not enough to cover all his annual repayments.
In total Mr Godsiff claimed £86,919 over four years in second home costs for the house which is in the area in which he grew up and began his political career and where his wife and family are listed on the electoral roll.

He only turned up for only 49 per cent of House of Commons votes, spoke in just four debates and asked a mere nine parliamentary questions but claimed £163,885 in total expenses, including travel, home, office and staffing costs.

Mr Godsiff used his Incidental Expenditure Provision (IEP), which is designed to cover office costs such as stationery and leaflets, to claim for watch batteries costing £28.80, CD polish for £3.99, a £130 leather armchair and £124.40 claim for "stationery" which, according to the receipt, included £18.90 for Nurofen painkillers.

He submitted eight claims from home furnishing chain Dunelm Mill under the heading 'office sundries' even though one of the receipts was clearly marked 'cushion covers' costing £18 and another for "S/S Rev B/Mat Cream" for £13.98, two cream-coloured bathroom mats.

He claimed £29.99 for "sundries" on his office expenses on a receipt from Focus DIY marked "AHS 4-16 H/TRIM", a Bosch AHS 4-16 hedge trimmer. In 2007 he made a similar claim for "sundries for office" but submitted a receipt for £69.98 from the south-east London branch of B&Q marked "Concorde 320". This was for a Qualcast Concorde lawnmower with 320mm blades.

No wonder he tried to cover up MP's expenses, the cunt.

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