Three Lib Dem MPs fighting Legg’s expenses judgement

Three Lib Dems are among the 70 MPs who lodged appeals after being told to pay back some of their taxpayer-funded Commons expenses by Sir Thomas Legg, reports today’s Telegraph:

At least 35 Labour MPs and former Labour MPs have appealed against Sir Thomas’s findings, as well as 30 Conservatives, three Liberal Democrats and two independents. Among them are MPs who made some of the highest-profile claims exposed by the Telegraph investigation, including £1,645 for a duck house.

Sir Thomas’s 30-page report is thought to identify more than 300 MPs — nearly half of those in Parliament — whom he found to have made “improper” claims. The vast majority chose not to appeal against his decision.

The paper names the three Lib Dem MPs as Jeremy Browne – whose successful appeal to Sir Paul Kennedy the Voice reported here – and Sir Alan Beith and Lembit Opik.

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  • nothing wrong with spending tax payers money protecting your house from asteroids!

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