How many Labour MPs were involved in the expenses scandal?

Criminal charges. Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales announced on 5 February 2010 that three Labour MPs, Elliot Morley, David Chaytor and Jim Devine, and Conservative peer Lord Hanningfield would face criminal charges of false accounting in relation to their expense claims.

Which MPs were involved in the expenses scandal?


  • 1.1 The John Lewis List.
  • 1.2 Derek Conway.
  • 1.3 Caroline Spelman.
  • 1.4 Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper.
  • 1.5 Nicholas and Ann Winterton.
  • 1.6 Jacqui Smith.
  • 1.7 Tony McNulty.
  • 1.8 Eric Pickles.

How much does an MP earn in UK?

The basic annual salary of a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons is £84,144, as of April 2022. In addition, MPs are able to claim allowances to cover the costs of running an office and employing staff, and maintaining a constituency residence or a residence in London.

Which MP claimed for a duck house?

Sir Peter John Viggers (13 March 1938 – 19 March 2020) was a British Conservative politician and lawyer who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Gosport for 36 years, from 1974 to 2010. He stepped down as a result of the investigation of MPs’ expenses.

Who was PM in 2009?

Gordon Brown

The Right Honourable Gordon Brown HonFRSE
First Secretary The Lord Mandelson (2009–2010)
Preceded by Tony Blair
Succeeded by David Cameron
Leader of the Labour Party

Which MP claimed for cleaning his moat?

In 2009, during the row over MPs’ expenses, The Daily Telegraph alleged that Hogg had submitted and was paid a claim form including more than £2,000 for the moat around his country estate, Kettlethorpe Hall, to be cleared.

Who is Sutton Coldfield MP?

Andrew John Bower Mitchell (born 23 March 1956) is a British politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Sutton Coldfield since 2001. A member of the Conservative Party, Mitchell is the son of Sir David Mitchell, who was a Conservative MP for 33 years.

Who was PM in 2010?

David William Donald Cameron was born on 9 October 1966 in Marylebone, London, and raised at Peasemore in Berkshire.

Who was PM in 2008?

Gordon Brown

The Right Honourable Gordon Brown HonFRSE
Official portrait, c. 2008
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office 27 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II