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Ynys Môn MP among top ten members who claimed most in utilities expenses last year

15 Jan 2022 2 minutes Read
Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie. Picture by Roger Harris (CC BY 3.0).

Ynys Môn’s MP Virginia Crosbie has been found to be among the Members of Parliament who claimed the most for their utilities, such as electricity and heating, in the 2020-21 financial year.

MPs who represent seats outside London can claim back an ‘accommodation budget,’ including rent and bills. If an MP owns the second property, they cannot use the budget for mortgage payments or rent, but they can claim a proportion of utility costs.

According to the published figures, Virginia Crosbie claimed a total of £2,634.12 in utilities last year.

She told the Daily Mail: “I was living and working on Anglesey during the lockdown in 2020 with my husband and three children. My home is an old farmhouse. I stopped claiming for utilities at the beginning of the 2021 financial year.”

Virginia Crosbie was sixth on the list of top claimants. The largest total was claimed by Stuart Anderson, MP for Wolverhampton South West, at £3,598.

A total of 316 of the 650 MPs put in utilities claims in 2020-2021, with the total claimed for gas and electricity reaching £206,717.

The figures are published every year by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

On Tuesday Virginia Crosbie voted against a Labour motion calling on the UK Government to cut the rate of VAT for household energy bills.


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Quornby
Quornby
4 months ago

Leech.

Last edited 4 months ago by Quornby
Paul
Paul
4 months ago

A couple of weeks ago, the telegraph ran a story claiming that Welsh and Scottish people are INCAPABLE of governing themselves. They insisted that this incapability was because of where they came from. A down the line example of pure racism. She shared the piece on her own page. She wrote that she agreed. Conclusion:. She is a racist.

Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

How do you say b******s in Welsh. Is it twll tyn pob.

Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch
4 months ago

Is twll tyn racist

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

It is true. It happened. Check her feed. Read the article. Or don’t. It does not matter. It is true all the same.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

There is not really any ‘Anti Wales/Welsh’ comment that you can write, that I have not read hundreds of times before. Dripping contempt is the norm from those who are eternally hostile to the continuing existence of the country.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

Did you know that she has already written articles for the far right tea party group? You can check that as well. Perhaps that is something you find attractive?

mobsie
mobsie
4 months ago

no it’s. Brechfa Smythe _ Rhydderch yw fy enw i

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
4 months ago
Reply to  mobsie

Mae o’n newid ei enw o mwy yn aml na dw i’n newid fy nillad isaf. Wythnos diwetha roedd o “Wales for all” neu rhywbeth. Ond yr un fath o gachu racist pob amser.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Fuming, hope I never meet her

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

If you squint every Tory face on here looks like a wax apple with a clown’s smile stuck to it…

mobsie
mobsie
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Have you always had comprehension issues?

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
4 months ago

Isn’t the house she rents owned by another Tory MP, the Anglesey property baron Jake Berry? She could, of course, simply have found a cheaper home for the state to subsidise if she was so concerned about costs…

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

What is it with ones who can afford but choose to screw the public purse?

You or I pay our way in life when it comes to electric, gas or water bills, but our Tory tick from Ynys Mon on over £80k+ per year Inc expenses opts to claw back the money makes me steam with anger!

If the voters of Mam Cymru don’t eject this freeloader from office are not only doing themselves a disservice but Wales too.

mobsie
mobsie
4 months ago

The last time I saw a smile like that was on a crocodile.

Wynford Jones
Wynford Jones
4 months ago

You’re all being terribly nasty and unfair towards the lady – she’s been suffering from fuel poverty.

Aled Rees
Aled Rees
4 months ago

Cant quite understand why the tories get in in ynys môn.
Time for plaid and labour to come to an understanding to kick scum like this into touch.

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
4 months ago
Reply to  Aled Rees

To answer your question – wealthy Tory incomers who have forced out the native Welsh population. The same has happened wherever you find a Tory constituency in Wales. It makes our continued fight for independence that much harder, however … ry’ ni yma o hyd!

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
4 months ago

She needs to be removed from the farmhouse in the next election and go and spend more time with her Ill gotten gains

Grayham Jones
4 months ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Erisian
Erisian
4 months ago

Perhaps she should put some socks on, do star jumps or cuddle her dog?

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