Kent MPs Expenses 2019/20

All Kent MPs claimed £2,810,392 worth of expenses in 2019/20. Their expenses does not include their salary which in 2019/20 was £79,468.

Expenses cover such as office running costs, rent, travel, subsistence (food), staff expenses etc.

MPs expenses for 2019/20 were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, today they have been released.

The MP who claimed the most in expenses in Kent for 2019/20 was Tom Tugendhat,  MP for Tonbridge and Malling he claimed £210,284.56. In second place was Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet who claimed £198,005.83 in expenses. In third place was Rosie Duffield MP for Canterbury who claimed £197,443.11 in expenses.

MPs are not the only elected representatives to get paid allowances and expenses. There are Kent County Council Councillors who claimed £2,030,189 in expenses and allowances in 2019/20. Then there are our district Cllrs in Kent who between them claimed £4.1 million in allowances and expenses in 2019/20, bring the total paid to all our elected representatives in Kent to £8,940,581 in 2019/20.

Were they value for money? We’ll leave you to decide that.

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2 Comments on Kent MPs Expenses 2019/20

  1. MPs expenses should not go above a percentage of their salary. 99% have 2nd or 3rd or 4th incomes. Expenses should not cover property rental or mortgage payments. They think they are above normal society. All they are is an elected public servant with a voice for the people who they stand for. Not to for fill their own ends. They should also be accountable for every decision they make for life. Not make a bad move then resign to get out of it. This has led to the KCC to do the same, again they have made the chose to be a public servant and if they gave expenses again they should not exceed a percentage of their salary. Again accountable for their actions for life.

  2. I’d be interested in the breakdown. I suspect Tommy T does have some valid expenses due to being on so many big committees like foreign affairs?

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