We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers. This one from Don Smith on the subject of MP’s expenses in response to an article in the County Press. Ed
MP Andrew Turner writes in the County Press that he’s not making any profit (CP 16.1.12).
I thought he was an ex-teacher on the mainland; he came over to the Isle of Wight at the invitation of the Isle of Wight Conservative party, and lived in a flat in Cowes (which he now rents out).
He eventually won the Isle of Wight seat and became the Island’s MP.
He still owns the flat in Cowes, a house in Newport; use of two flats in London; yet he still maintains there has been no profit.
Why does he need two properties on the Isle of Wight and the use of two properties in London? I wonder what will be the next to be added to his property portfolio?
What troubles me is when Andrew eventually ceases to be our MP, and that day will come one day. Does that mean the tax payer will have to start forking it out all over again for the new MP?
No profit? Andrew, please, stop taking your electorate for fools.
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