Average expenses by political party

A quick update showing the average expenses claim in 2007–8 by political party.  Of the big three, the Lib. Dems. out-expensed Labour by £4,448 per MP (3.1%), who in turn out-expensed the Conservatives by £6,700 per MP (4.8%).

Overall average: £144,176


3 Responses to “Average expenses by political party”

  1. John L on May 14th, 2009 13:45

    Good stuff but not sure whether that tells us alot apart from proximity to Westminster… The provincial parties are at the top of the rankings. I guess the next step for the big three needs to be to align it to the average distance from Westminster of their seats.

    Look forward to an update! John

  2. One day’s protest vote could take years to reverse. @ Tatty Thinking on May 15th, 2009 15:16

    […] (albeit broad) number crunching at Tangential Ramblings shows that actually the smaller parties occupy the higher ranks of the average expense claims […]

  3. Guy on May 16th, 2009 07:00

    Let’s vote them all out, the mongrels.

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