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This is the most expensive MP in Birmingham - and how yours ranks

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 9/11/2018 15:54:50 Michael Goodier

Shabana Mahmood is the most expensive MP in Birmingham this year - after claiming more than £55,000 in expenses.

Between January and June 2018, the MP for Birmingham Ladywood claimed £55,005 on expenses, for items ranging from train tickets to stationery.

Her largest category of expense was staffing costs, which were responsible for more than half (£32,928) of the amount claimed.

These included fees for constituency management and casework follow up.

Some £1,478 went on stationery, £1,490 went on train fares, and £1,473 went to British Gas for powering her office.

Shabana Mahmood wearing a black shirt © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited

The second most expensive MP in our area is Edgbaston's Preet Gill, who claimed £38,379 over the same period.

Some £13,000 of that went on rent, £4,248 went on office equipment (including £14.87 on a small whiteboard), and £3,441 went on stationery.

Liam Byrne claimed £27,822, Jess Phillips claimed £26,630 and Richard Burden claimed £19,528.

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On the other hand, Roger Godsiff only claimed a total of £7,506, making him the cheapest MP (of those that claimed) in Birmingham.

The largest chunk of that went on a new laptop and desktop computer (£2,097).

The average cost of expenses claimed so far this year is £16,964 per MP.

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That makes a total £11 million claimed by all MPs since January.

Most of the money is spent on office costs (£5.5 million), while the second highest category is accommodation (£3.6 million).

Name // Constituency // Total Claimed

Shabana Mahmood // Birmingham, Ladywood // £55,005

Preet Gill // Birmingham, Edgbaston // £38,379

Liam Byrne // Birmingham, Hodge Hill // £27,822

Jess Phillips // Birmingham, Yardley // £26,630

Richard Burden // Birmingham, Northfield // £19,528

Khalid Mahmood // Birmingham, Perry Barr // £15,306

Andrew Mitchell // Sutton Coldfield // £14,741

Stephen McCabe // Birmingham, Selly Oak // £11,992

Jack Dromey // Birmingham, Erdington // £11,925

Roger Godsiff // Birmingham, Hall Green // £7,506

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