How much did MPs for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough claim in expenses?

North Northamptonshire MPs Peter Bone (Wellingborough), Philip Hollobone (Kettering) and Tom Pursglove (Corby). NNL-171122-151446005
North Northamptonshire MPs Peter Bone (Wellingborough), Philip Hollobone (Kettering) and Tom Pursglove (Corby). NNL-171122-151446005

MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone is still the UK’s cheapest Parliamentarian when it comes to expenses.

The Tory MP - who recently spoke of his anger after having a £17,000 ‘debt’ written off - claimed just £6,101.24 in 2016/17.

The data, released by expenses watchdog IPSA, shows the backbencher only claimed for train travel to and from London and for using the underground.

He also claimed just under £934 in office costs, such as telephone usage.

The highest-claiming MP in the north of the county was Conservative MP for Wellingborough Peter Bone.

His total expenses for 2016/17 amounted to £183,509.67.

His staff payroll - including wife Jennie who is his executive secretary - totalled just more than £138,000.

Mr Bone had the smallest individual claim from any MP in the north of the county, claiming for a volunteer’s drink worth 75p.

He claimed for £241.72 under the security category, including keys worth £10 and a £3 padlock.

Other office costs he claimed for included a new phone screen worth £119, a £34.99 dictaphone and a work phone charger for £15.

New filing cabinets costing £695.94 were also claimed for under expenses.

He did, however, give back £353.80 which he earned by sub-letting his High Street office.

MP for Corby Tom Pursglove claimed £151,974.87 for 2016/17.

The young Tory, who fought off Labour’s Beth Miller in the June snap election, has a staff payroll cost of just more than £123,000.

He claimed £683.40 for a carpet in his constituency office, as well as £86.80 for it to be fitted.

Re-painting his office cost £534, which is also in his expenses.

Accommodation for Mr Pursglove cost just under £20,000, with about £3,000 claimed for travel.

The total claimed for stationery supplies was £2,641.21.

The most ‘expensive’ politician was Jamie Reed, the former Labour MP for Copeland who quit in a feud over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

He ran up a bill of just shy of £250,000, but much of the cost was down to winding up his office when he left Parliament.