A decade on from the Parliamentary expenses scandal, how are our MPs doing?

That was the question by the newspaper that broke the story, the Daily Telegraph. And it has put together a handy guide to how much every MP has claimed in recent years.

In York the two constituencies – York Central and York Outer – were created in 2010.


Since then, the MPs who represented those constituencies have claimed a total of £2,605,416 in expenses.

That is £1,415,609 for York Central – by former Labour MP Hugh Bayley and current incumbent Rachael Maskell.

And £1,189,807 by the Conservative Julian Sturdy, who has been MP for York Outer since 2010.

Expenses fact file: Rachael Maskell

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Total expenses claimed 2017-18: £158,777.27
Ranking for highest claims: 451st
Accommodation expenses: 0
Staffing expenses: £137,733.12
Office expenses: £18,058.05
Travel / Subsistence expenses: £2,986.10

For comparison purposes, the MP with the highest expense claim was Jim Shannon of the DUP who claimed £242,135
Source: Daily Telegraph

Expenses fact file: Julian Sturdy

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Total expenses claimed 2017-18: £161,182.16
Ranking for highest claims: 436th
Accommodation expenses: £9,750.00
Staffing expenses: £132,347.26
Office expenses: £11,499.70
Travel / Subsistence expenses: £7,585.20

For comparison purposes, the MP with the highest expense claim was Jim Shannon of the DUP who claimed £242,135
Source: Daily Telegraph