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Rt Hon Rosie Cooper MP, the grasping New Labour sow.

Oink oink oink, Rosie Cooper chows on down at our expense...
Labour MP Rosie Cooper is the latest culprit of ridiculous expenses claims after she charged taxpayers for an array of sweets, crisps, cakes, ice creams and doughnuts.

She handed in receipts for items costing as little as 29p for a bag of Hula Hoops, 30p for a white chocolate cookie and 45p for chocolate bar.

The Labour MP from West Lancashire - who is believed to be a size 16 - even claimed £2.80 for two ice creams from the House of Lords.

Ms Cooper has previously campaigned for healthy eating in the fight against obesity.

She recently backed the British Heart Foundation's Food4Thought campaign, aimed at exposing the hidden salt, fat and sugar in common foods.

But Ms Cooper insisted last night that the junk food purchases were made for an unpaid Westminster intern.

Receipts show Ms Cooper bought her naughty nibbles from the House of Commons, House of Lords and Tesco Extra.

Many of the products were purchased from Tesco Extra including 30p for a jam doughnut, 45p for a pack of McCoys crisps, a 35p Bounty bar and a pasta salad for £1.89.

An apple turnover, a chicken wrap, a Coca Cola and a bag of Maltesers set Ms Cooper back £4.32 but was the subject of yet another claim.

Meanwhile a butter croissant, a bag of McCoys crisps, a milkshake, a Cadburys Boost and a BLT sandwich all for £4.51 were also paid for by the taxpayer.

The claims were made under the heading 'Incidental Expenses/Staff Allowance for costs associated with running an office'.

Ms Cooper has already been criticised for claiming £915 in solicitor fees and survey costs for a property she did not buy in Lambeth.

She has also claimed for a steam cleaner worth £117.49, and curtains and cushions for £132.

Her other claims included a TV, a fridge and a washing machine - for a bed worth £1,314 and a three piece suite for £2,098 (limited by the Fees Office to £1,114 and £2,000 respectively).


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