Grantham MP Nick Boles claims £141,468.29 in expenses

Nick Boles MP.
Nick Boles MP.
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MP for Grantham Nick Boles claimed £141,468.29 in expenses last year, according to the latest figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

The claims include £5,324.24 office costs, £4,570.23 staffing expenses and ££116,005.02 on payroll.

There was also £10,611.13 on accommodation and £4,957.67 on travel and subsistence.

Other county MPs’ claims were: John Hayes (South Holland and the Deepings) 169,474.50, Mark Simmonds (Boston) £173,436.96, Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham) £91,818.20, Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle) £166,701.24, Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes) £126,714.61, Karl McCartney (Lincoln) £141,063.09, Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) £146,721.57.

His expenses claims are more than those of high profile colleagues such as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (£120,898.07), Prime Minister David Cameron (£121,872.97) and Foreign Secretary William Hague (£92,273.15).

His are far from the highest however, with DUP’s Ian Paisley claiming £232,042.33.