Conservative London Assembly member Brian Coleman has often been in the news over the years for his expense claims (not to mention his attempt to ban questions of himself), so I hesitate slightly to says it is “news” that new figures from the London Fire Brigade show him topping the list of expense claims:
|Brian Coleman||April 2010 to March 2011||£3,480.20|
|Darren Johnson||April 2010 to March 2011||£0.00|
|Gareth Bacon||April 2010 to March 2011||£0.00|
|Mike Tuffrey||April 2010 to March 2011||£0.00|
|Murad Qureshi||April 2010 to March 2011||£0.00|
|Navin Shah||April 2010 to March 2011||£0.00|
|Richard Tracey||April 2010 to March 2011||£23.96|
|Tony Arbour||April 2010 to March 2011||£378.86|
Full details are over on the London Fire Brigade website, which also lists the expense claims from all the other members of the body. You’ll see some other familiar Liberal Democrat names there to go with Mike Tuffrey in the above list – Caroline Pidgeon (whose own views on Brian Coleman The Voice carried last year) and local councillors Terry Stacy and Ed Butcher. They’ve all got expense claims of £0.
UPDATE: Matthew Harris, over in Brian Coleman’s Barnet patch, has also blogged about his expense claims, including links to further coverage. Matthew’s post about Brian Coleman is here.