(2009) Conservative M.P. Nicholas Winterton -PARASITE
Sir Nicholas and Ann Winterton, the Conservative MPs, are to resign from parliament at the next election.
Expenses submitted by Sir Nicholas Winterton show he claimed for £41,508 in rent and his wife, Ann, claimed £41,584.
The couple will not run for re-election as the MPs for Macclesfield and Congleton.
In a letter to David Cameron, the Tory leader, the couple said that they could no longer "maintain the hectic pace" of political life and wanted to step down in order to spend more time with their family.
Their decision comes after the Telegraph disclosed that they claimed more than £80,000 in rent for a small London flat that was owned by a trust controlled by their children.
Expenses submitted by Sir Nicholas show he claimed for £41,508 in rent. His wife’s claims amounted to £41,584.
Since 2002 the Wintertons’ flat in Westminster has been owned by a trust which is controlled by their children.
The decision to pass the property into a family trust was reportedly designed to save hundreds of thousands of pounds in death duties.
The trustees are Sir Nicholas and Lady Winterton, together with the family’s lawyer. For four years the pair submitted rental claims of £900 a month each.
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