(2009) Conservative M.P. Jonathan Djanogly -PARASITE
Jonathan Djanogly, the multi-millionaire shadow business minister, claimed almost £5,000 to have automatic gates installed at his large home in his Huntingdon constituency.
The Conservative MP also claimed £13,962 for cleaning and £12,951 for gardening at his second home, which did not have a mortgage, in just four years.
The scale of the claims, which are likely to be regarded as excessive by ordinary taxpayers, is certain to infuriate David Cameron.
The Conservative leader has spent much of the past 10 days attempting to crack down on wealthy Tory MPs who have lavished money on their country homes.
Mr Djanogly is repaying £25,000 to the fees office following discussions earlier this week. In most of his claims, Mr Djanogly charged £65 a week for a cleaner, submitting receipts showing that his monthly staffing bill was up to £1,600 for three staff.
The large wooden gates – which cost £4,936 for installation and maintenance — can be opened automatically by an electronic touchpad from a car.
The MP installed the gates following security fears after he helped constituents threatened by animal rights activists over their links to the animal-testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences.
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