(2009) New Labour "Lord" Peter Mandleson
Less than a week after announcing he was standing down as an MP, Peter Mandelson billed taxpayers £3,000 for work on his constituency home in Hartlepool.
He renovated the terrace house in 2004 and sold it the following year, making a profit of around £136,000.
Parliamentary rules state that MPs can carry out 'necessary repairs to make good dilapidations' but cannot claim for anything that will 'enhance the property' and increase its value.
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