MP expenses 2020: these politicians claimed the most in expenses last year

These politicians claimed thousands of pounds toward the cost of running their offices and carrying out their duties as MPs

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 4:16 pm
MP expenses 2020: these politicians claimed the most in expenses last year

Like their constituents, the coronavirus pandemic has meant MPs have had to adapt to a new way of working, often setting up office in their homes rather than Parliament.

But that’s not stopped them claiming thousands of pounds in expenses.

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority figures for the 2020-21 financial year show MPs across the UK had claimed over £9 million as of January 6th.

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Imran Ahmad-Khan, the Conservative MP for Wakefield, has spent £45,696 on 63 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £34,473.52 spent.

The JPIMedia Data Unit has analysed the figures to find out which MPs claimed the most expenses.

Between them, the MPs with the highest expenses spent £500,013.50 on 1082 claims over the nine months since April.

Below we have ranked the highest spending MPs in parliament.

Andy Carter, the Conservative MP for Warrington South, has spent £36,915.53 on 66 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £26,760.22 spent.
Alicia Kearns, the Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, has spent £36,835.25 on 37 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with 27,835.25 spent.
Karl McCartney, the Conservative MP for Lincoln, has spent £36,703.82 on 28 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been Staffing, with £20,210.00 spent.
Peter Gibson, the Conservative MP for Darlington, has spent £36,365.25 on 28 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £17,370.56 spent.
Mark Jenkinson, the Conservative MP for Workington, has spent £35,164.16 on 168 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £17,370.56 spent.
Virginia Crosbie, the Conservative MP for Ynys Mon, has spent £34,195.49 on 71 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £16,127.53 spent.
Johnny Mercer, the Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, has spent £33,296.68 on 86 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £20,549.01 spent.
John Healey, the Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, has spent £31,383.71 on 102 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £18,950.94 spent.
Owen Thompson, the SNP MP for Midlothian, has spent £30,896.25 on 119 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £13,518.81 spent.
Marcus Fysh, the Conservative MP for Yeovil, has spent £29,723.03 on 45 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been Office Costs, with £15,146.01 spent.
Simon Fell, the Conservative MP for Barrow and Furness, has spent £28,994.43 on 89 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £18,911.67 spent.
Darren Henry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe, has spent £28,372.64 on 73 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £19,269.05 spent.
Imran Hussain, the Labour MP for Bradford East, has spent £27,833.66 on 21 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been Accommodation, with £14,267.24 spent. (No official parliamentary portrait available)
Andrew Lewer, the Conservative MP for Northampton South, has spent £27,648.60 on 49 claims so far this year. Their biggest expense has been office costs, with £18,149.20 spent.