A Sunday Mirror investigation exposed millionaire Tory who claimed a staggering £5,822 in just 12 months – more than four times the average household energy bill.
The grasping hypocrisy of MPs claiming £200,000 in a year for their energy bills is today laid bare in a shocking Sunday Mirror investigation.
Top of the heap is a millionaire Tory who claimed a staggering £5,822 in just 12 months – more than four times the average household energy bill – to power and heat his £1million constituency home in a sprawling 31-acre estate.
Nadhim Zahawi and his wife run a riding school and he is a director of a number of firms. He also owns a £5million detached home in London.
The Stratford-upon-Avon MP even boasts on his website of his “achievements” on the Energy Bill Committee at improving “energy efficiency measures to homes and businesses”.
The MPs’ utility bills expenses are revealed in documents from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) between April 2012 and March 2013.
In total, 41 politicians claimed more than £1,000 for power and heat and a further 78 MPs more than £500 in the 12 months up to March this year.
A number of other Government ministers feature in the top 10 of the biggest claims according to IPSA records, which detail claims for MPs’ designated second homes which could be a London residence or constituency home.