MP expenses 2020: here’s how much politicians in Leeds claimed last year

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced MPs to adapt to new ways of working, with many now being based at home rather than in Parliament.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 2:33 pm
Leeds MPs made 339 claims over the last nine months

Despite home working, MPs have still been claiming thousands of pounds in expenses, with Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority figures for the 2020-21 financial year showing UK MPs have claimed more than £9 million as of 6 January. The JPIMedia Data Unit has analysed the figures to find out how much has been claimed by members in Leeds. The area’s eight MPs between them spent £107,383.64 on 339 claims over the nine months. This is how MPs ranked from the biggest to the lowest spender.

Richard Burgon, the Labour MP for Leeds East BC, has spent £19,795.09 on 34 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been office costs, with £12,184.75 spent.
Stuart Andrew, the Conservative MP for Pudsey BC, has spent £16,801.78 on 31 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been accommodation, with £7,000.00 spent.

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Fabian Hamilton, the Labour MP for Leeds North East BC, has spent £16,1157.80 on 53 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been office costs, with £14,051.146 spent.
Rachel Reeves - UK Parliament official portraits 2017Rachel Reeves, the Labour MP for Leeds West BC, has spent £15,380.97 on 57 claims so far this year. Her biggest expense has been office costs, with £9,961.40 spent.
Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood CC, has spent £13,405.42 on 63 claims so far this year. Her biggest expense has been office costs, with £8,293.38 spent.
Alex Sobel, the Labour/Co-operative MP for Leeds North West BC, has spent £12,057.78 on 22 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been accommodation, with £5,952.78 spent.
Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell CC, has spent £8,305.66 on 44 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been accommodation, with £6,441.17 spent.
Hilary Benn, the Labour MP for Leeds Central BC, has spent £5,479.14 on 35 claims so far this year. His biggest expense has been office costs, with £3,731.49 spent.