(2009) New Labour M.P. Barry Gardiner -PARASITE

A BRENT MP is preparing to face questions over his controversial expenses claims.

Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, has called a public meeting with residents about the expenses scandal engulfing Parliament.

The MP has come under fire for his own claims, which including almost £11,000 for refurbishing a second home which he later sold for a reported £200,000 profit.

He has also been accused of submitting lavish claims for household items, when rules expressly ban luxury purchases being paid for out of the public purse.

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