(2009) New Labour M.P. Glenda Jackson -PARASITE

Glenda Jackson, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate, has repaid more than £8,000 in expenses she wrongly claimed towards publication of an annual report.

The former double Oscar winning actress had claimed £8,850 to cover the cost of the publication which was called First Magazine.

Ms Jackson agreed to pay back the money because the publication carried a reference to the Labour Party in breach of the rules

The MP last night said she had not proof read the document properly when the document was first produced and had missed the single reference to the Labour Party at the end of the magazine.

"I failed to proof read a line at the very end of the document which mentioned the party and I have paid back the money."

Several of Ms Jackson's other claims relate to payments to the Labour Party.

In March 2006 she claimed £7,500 in office expenses from the taxpayer to pay her local party for the "provision of constituency services during 2006".
The payment, which was claimed on her Incidental Expenditure Provision (IEP) covered the cost of "constituency contacts, office facilities, member's surgery support, administration and the downloading of the electoral register".

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