Efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg spent over £1,300 travelling to Wrexham in chauffeur-driven limousine
The efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg spent over £1,300 on travelling to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground in a chauffeur-driven limousine, it has been revealed.
Details of the trip on 21 July obtained by the Mirror newspaper showed that he spent £1,332 of taxpayers’ cash travelling to, from and around Wrexham.
Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland meanwhile spent £692.35 on his own trip.
An FoI about the trip said: “The total cost of the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency’s travel was £1,332.00.
“The Secretary of State travelled by car and train. This cost includes all train and car travel associated with the Minister for the visit.”
They were met there by Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton for an event to discuss boosting business in the area.
The trip was controversial at the time, with Katie Wilson, a Plaid Cymru Wrexham County Councillor for the Offa Ward, organising a small protest to welcome the delegation.
We gave him a warm Wrecsam welcome 😏 pic.twitter.com/yzdwvDbiJx
— Kate Wilkinson (@rightsaid_kate) July 21, 2022
The racecourse is currently bidding for levelling up funding to make improvements to the stadium. The Levelling Up Secretary is now Greg Clark after Boris Johnson fired his predecessor, Michael Gove.
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