Jim Shannon Breaks Down During Ellis Questioning
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DUP MP: We Cannot Support a Customs Union

DUP MP Jim Shannon just told Kay Burley “we have been clear on the Customs Union issue – it’s something we cannot support and will not support“. Big news if remain MPs were hoping to get a customs union amendment through on the back of DUP support. Sighs of relief from Downing Street…

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Jim Shannon Ordered to Repay £14,000 Expenses

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A hugely damning verdict from IPSA following their investigation into the expenses of DUP MP Jim Shannon. He has been ordered to pay back a massive £14,000 in staff mileage claims. Some choice findings:

“The records kept by the MP’s office are completely inadequate and make it impossible to conduct a viable external audit of the activities undertaken”

“The methods for the submission and collation of mileage claims by individual staff members are equally woeful.”

“the current situation is unsustainable, and Mr Shannon must engage with IPSA with a view to conducting a fundamental review of his constituency office management”

Read the findings hereAbout as harsh a condemnation as IPSA ever give…

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Under Pressure: MP With Largest Expenses Bill Probed

The parliamentary expenses watchdog is investigating DUP MP Jim Shannon over irregularities with his expenses:

“The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today opened an investigation into claims made under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses by Jim Shannon MP. The claims in question relate to travel and subsistence expenditure.”

As with the case of Tory MP Bob Blackman in 2014, IPSA are refusing to disclose any information about what the actual allegations against Shannon are. The case against him will be heard in secret to prevent “reputational damage to MPs”. Shannon submitted the highest expenses claims of any MP in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, claiming £235,000 and £264,500 each year. At the time he blamed the huge bill on his staffers being ill. Surely his constituents have a right to know what is he supposed to have done wrong?

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