Claimed for £2,500 to repaint and redecorate flat in spring of 2006.Vera Baird claimed the cost of Christmas tree decorations Ed Balls and wife Yvette Cooper “flipped” the designation of their second home to three different properties within two years.
Designated his second home as a flat in London and claimed £1,400 a month rent Henry Bellingham claimed £1,500 mortgage interest per month for a flat in London.
Mr Bellingham claimed a total of £85,845 in four years under the addional costs allowance Hilary Benn claimed only £42,113 on his second homes allowance in four years.
Bob Ainsworth claimed nearly £6,000 for the redecoration of his designated second home Peter Ainsworth tried to charge nearly £1,000 for a “pewter finish” radiator cover on his expenses and was warned by the fees office that it could be excessive Danny Alexander claimed £2,000 for work on kitchen and £2,000 for sofa and chairs.
Also received £1,140 for the cost of alcoves, shelving and a desk for flat Douglas Alexander spent more than £30,000 doing up his constituency home – which then suffered damage in a house fire.
Claimed the maximum food allowance of £400 a month.