Stephen Williams says IPSA allegations of debt are wrong

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams found himself on a list released by IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, of 26 MPs and former MPs who had had debts to them written off. He was the only Liberal Democrat to appear on the list. The BBC report said that he owed £209.18.

Stephen took to Twitter to tell a journalist from Sky News that there had been an error and that he did not owe any money.

Let’s hope that IPSA properly reviews this. If an error has been made, an apology should be issued.

 

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4 Comments

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 11th Sep '15 - 10:44am

    You just did, Adrian:-).

  • When such small sums are involved it’s ridiculous to ‘name and shame’ MPs like this. IPSA also got it wrong about Edward Timpson. Nothing like this should be made public until MPs have had a chance to check that there has not been a simple error and, even then, if it’s a small sum. I don’t think we necessarily all need to know. We live in an increasingly controlling and regulated society – with institutions ready to jump on anyone who does the slightest thing ‘wrong’.

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