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Rosie Winterton claimed for soundproofing bedroom.

Miss Winterton’s claims, which are close to the maximum allowance for second homes, will raise concerns that some MPs spend large sums of taxpayers’ money on improving properties.

The Labour MP claimed £4,690 for “soundproofing of bedroom wall and redecoration to bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, staircase” in February 2007.

The payment was reduced to £3,800 by the fees office after it refused to pay for soundproofing with acoustic felt and “acoustic mineral wool slabs”.
The labour and materials for the soundproofing cost £890.

Three months later Miss Winterton claimed £2,574 for installing a new television aerial and work on the front and back of the house.

Another claim for £550 at the same time repaired a leak from a lavatory, which caused “damp stains” on the ceiling of the room below.

Miss Winterton bought the flat in a tree-lined cul-de-sac in south London for £315,000 in 2003. The terrace house is now believed to be worth at least £380,000. In 2005, she submitted a bill from a garden landscaping firm for £3,000. The fees office withheld the payment on the grounds that it “may be considered excessive”.
The landscape gardener’s invoice included decking, 38 bags of gravel and deluxe trellis. “Please observe the quality of the trellis,” wrote the gardener. The fees office agreed to pay £1,700 after correspondence with the MP.

Other claims included £298 for linen and curtains from House of Fraser and £96 for towels, as well as £750 a month for mortgage interest. Last year, Miss Winterton also claimed £1,100 for a burglar alarm. Over four years, she claimed £86,277. “All my reimbursed claims were either for replacement items or for repairs and maintenance work,” said Miss Winterton.

There have been tales going around for a long time that her and John "2 inches" Prescott were fucking like overweight porcine politico's. If that is true it would go a long way to explain the reason why it needed to be soundproofed.

Oink oink..WWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Most Rev. Gregori said...

Isn't interesting how expenditures are allowed to go on and on, by the government, but boy will they go after the little guy if they come up short on their taxes.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

To be fair to Rosie she probably got fed up with you having a glass gar pressed against the wall so you could listen to what was going on in her Bedroom....

Ya Dirty little Bastard

Fidothedog said...

Mr. Mxyzptlk putting it that way, its best the room was sounbdproofed as listening to them rutting would not be pleasant I am sure.

Although she could have paid for the soundproofing out of her humble renumeration as an MP.

Oldrightie said...

What sickening thoughts. Did Pauline enjoy watching, again?