(2009) New Labour M.P. Frank Cook
An MP used his expenses to claim for a £5 donation he made during a church service to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
Frank Cook, a Labour backbencher, sought reimbursement on his office expenses after the memorial service in his constituency town of Stockton-on-Tees. It was rejected by the parliamentary fees office.
The controversial claim was one of a series made by MPs that can be disclosed today, including reimbursement for carpets bought during a trip to India, chocolates bought by a former party leader and office expenses used for household items such as bath mats.
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