This is how much your Wakefield district MP claimed on expenses in one month

This is how much four MPs from across the Wakefield district claimed on expenses in one month.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 8:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 10:47 am
This is how much four MPs from across the Wakefield district claimed on expenses in one month.

The following claims are from September 2018, the most recent month for which data is available. All expenses information was provided by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

According to the website, MPs can claim expenses for "the costs of running an office, employing staff, having somewhere to live in London or their constituency, and travelling between Parliament and their constituency."
Jon Tricket claimed 1,350.00 for constituency office rent on September 24, 2018.

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The Hemsworth MP, also claimed 1,841.66 for accommodation rent, on September 25, 2018.
Mr Trickett's office have been contacted for comment on his expenses.
Andrea Jenkyns claimed a total of 162.07 for telephone bills in September 2018 - 66.07 for a mobile telephone, and 96 for a phone in the constituency office.
On September 25, 2018, Andrea Jenkyns, MP for Morley and Outwood, claimed 300 for constituency office rent. On September 3, a claim of 44.01 was submitted for constituency office water. She also claimed 120 for advertising costs.
A total of 136.70 was claimed in three claims on September 3, 2018, under travel to constituency.
In claims submitted on September 13 and September 14, Ms Jenkyns claimed the following for her staff on a constituency visit: a total of 22.72 for food and drink, 52.04 for staff taxis, 291 for constituency hotel stays, 1.85 for rail travel.
Ms Jenkyns said: To make it easier for people to reach me last year I opened an additional office on Leeds Road, this years expenses reflect this. The address and opening hours of the new office can be found on my website and I look forward to seeing more residents closer to their homes making it more convenient to see their MP.
In September 2018, Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, claimed 96.19 for office costs and 96 for a season parking permit.
On September 25, 2018, Mary Creagh claimed 995 for accommodation rent. Earlier in the month, she claimed 17 for water, 66 for gas and 159 for council tax at accommodation.
Ms Creagh's office have been contacted for comment on her expenses.
On September 24, 2018, Yvette Cooper claimed 2,500 for the rental of her constituency office. A claim under the same category, for the same amount was made on 27 June, 2018.
In the same month, the Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP claimed five times for mileage for her staff, totalling 130.95. She also claimed 20 for staff parking.
Ms Cooper's office have been contacted for comment on her expenses.