Region’s MPs claimed £77,000 in expenses

East Riding MPs have claimed more than £77,000 in expenses since the General Election in May.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has published the latest tranche of MPs expenses claims for September and October last year.

Details of MPs’ expenses from May until the end of August were published by the Ipsa in December.

The documents have revealed that since May, the area’s seven MPs have claimed £77,336 in expenses.

Hull East MP Karl Turner claimed the highest amount in the area, followed by Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy.

Both are new MPs and would have incurred costs associated with setting up an office both in London and in their constituency, as well as setting up a second home in the capital.

Since May, Mr Turner has claimed £20,409 including costs associated with his second home, travel and office equipment.

Mr Percy has claimed £18.944 since the General Election, including on travel, rent on his shared London flat and on his constituency office.