Danczuk claims £2 on expenses for a box of tissues

Date published: 15 July 2016

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has claimed £2 for a box of tissues on expenses.

The latest publication of the MP's expense claims - processed in February and March 2016 by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) - reveals that Mr Danczuk claimed £2 for a box of tissues for "upset constituents" on 26 February. He claimed £4.05 for a further box on 7 March.

The MP also claimed back £5 for flowers "purchased for remembrance ceremony".

He has claimed £52.50 for a parking ticket, and he continues to claim for first class train tickets, including one return ticket that cost an eye-watering £300 between Manchester and London.

Rochdale Online revealed in May that Mr Danczuk had claimed for a TV on expenses:


The expenses claimed by Mr Danczuk in the two month period totalled £10,488.80 - almost double that of MP for Heywood and Middleton, Liz McInnes, who claimed just £5,626.34.

In stark contrast to Mr Danczuk's penchant for luxury travel at taxpayers' expense, Ms McInnes travels standard class. She hasn't claimed for tissues, flowers nor parking tickets.

Having been ordered by IPSA to repay £11,000 he claimed in accommodation costs for two children who did not "routinely" live with him, Mr Danczuk's previous expense claims are currently the subject of a Metropolitan Police investigation.

He remains under investigation by police over an accusation of rape, which he denies, and is also suspended from the Labour party for sending sex messages to a 17-year-old girl.

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