BREAKING NEWS: Halifax MP responds to outcry over renting taxpayer-funded second home to another MP

MP Linda Riordan
MP Linda Riordan

Halifax MP Linda Riordan has responded to the revelation that she is renting out her second home to a fellow Labour MP while claiming thousands in expenses to rent a third property herself.

She said: “Although this was within the rules set down by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and the arrangements were cleared by them I now recognise what the perception of this arrangement will look like to my constituents and the wider general public.

“I understand IPSA is consulting on this and other issues and it is right they look at it.

“For my part, when the tenancy concludes I will cease this arrangement.”