So, the figures are out and how much did our MP cost us, here in Brent North?
£93,888 Staffing costs
£15,079 Cost of staying away from own home
£11,946 Office running costs
£10,587 Communications Allowance
£4,549 Stationery associated postage costs
£1,799 Centrally purchased stationery
£1,333 Central IT provision
Total cost... £139,181.
Compare and contrast with his fellow Brent MPs... Dawn Butler first...
£88,783 Staffing costs
£23,083 Cost of staying away from own home
£15,137 Office running costs
£11,396 Communications Allowance
£4,972 Staff cover and other costs
£4,887 Stationery associated postage costs
£2,029 Centrally purchased stationery
£1,039 Central IT provision
My arithmetic tells me that this totals £151,326... not good. So, what about Sarah Teather?
£83,630 Staffing costs
£26,118 Office running costs
£8,013 Communications Allowance
£2,812 London Supplement
£2,217 Stationery associated postage costs
£1,158 Central IT provision
£933 Centrally purchased stationery
This totals £124,881, so clearly Sarah is by far the best value for money...