Since being elected in May 2010, Mr Lefroy has published all of his parliamentary expense claims online via his website. He has published details of the date the expense was incurred; the date claimed; the supplier; the claim value and the IPSA claim number.
His total claims for 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2011 were:
ACCOMMODATION COSTS (Inc. London accommodation, council tax and utilities)
£12,205.25 (2010/11 for comparison £9,670.75)
OFFICE COSTS EXPENDITURE (Inc. Rent, rates, utilities, telephone, Stationary, office equipment and mobile phone contract and venue hire for surgeries)
£17,602.45 (2010/11 for comparison £17,814.73)
£113,554.04 (2010/11 for comparison £94,830.85)
TRAVEL (Inc. Staff travel)
£2,664.69 (2010/11 for comparison £2,793.70)
£0.00 (2010/11 for comparison £0.00)
TOTAL 2011/12 EXPENSES = £146,026.43 (2010/11 for comparison [11 months]) £125,110.03)
Mr Lefroy commented:
“My expenses for the 2011/12 financial year are slightly higher than last year. This is because I was only elected for 11 months of the previous year; this is my first full financial year as your Member of Parliament.
“Before the election I promised to publish my expense claims online. I am delivering on this and my website has line by line and in full the details of every claim I have made since the general election. I publish information about my claims in real time on my website, which contains more details about my expenses than the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority’s publication which is done quarterly.
“I am committed to transparency and therefore, I am publishing the full year summary for the last financial year, which allows my constituents to see the total of those claims. I am also extending my usual offer to local media to inspect my expense receipts against those published claims if they wish.
“If any constituents have questions about my expenses, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or on my London office phone number 020 7219 7154.”
Line by line details of Mr Lefroy’s 2011/12 expenses are published on his website at http://www.jeremylefroy.org.uk/parliamentary-expenses