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John Hemming
John HemmingJohn Hemming o/s Parliament
Parliamentary Candidate for Birmingham Yardley
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Expenses / Payroll

UK Parliament
The UK Parliament

Questions are being asked about the costs paid by the tax payer for Members of Parliament.  There are personal expenses of the MP as well as office costs.  These include travel, costs of second home and subsistence.

In light of this I (John Hemming) have decided to take the opportunity to show my commitment to transparency regarding my parliamentary expenses claims.

You will find published below all claims I submit to parliament. Certain information has been blanked out for legal / data protection reasons.

Any queries with them please feel free to email me directly: hemmingj@parliament.uk.

Parliamentary Payroll
The following people are currently employed on John's parliamentary payroll:
  • Daphne Gaved
  • Dave O'Leary
  • Emily Wilson-Gavin
  • Martin Shapland
  • Stephen Morgan

Least Cost MP in Birmingham

John Hemming costs the tax payer less for his personal costs than any other MP in Birmingham.  He costs £5,040 a year less than his predecessor (Estelle Morris) cost in her last year as MP for Yardley.

The costs per year average for 2005-6, 2006-7 and 2007-8 are:

John Hemming£ 19,867.00
Lynne Jones£ 20,054.33
Steve McCabe£ 20,061
Gisela Short£ 24,359.67
Clare Short£ 24,833.33
Liam Byrne£ 28,326
Richard Burden£ 28,774.67
Roger Godsiff£ 30,318,67
Andrew Mitchell£ 30,940.67
Sion Simon£ 34,419.67
Khalid Mahmood£ 34,892
In 2004-5 Estelle Morris charged the taxpayer: £ 24,907 (ACA and Travel)

Breakdown of John's Claims

Note: It is important to consider all of the costs of travel and ACA together. John Hemming normally travels Standard Class on the train which is why his travel costs are lower, but he then cannot get free food on the train. Hence his food costs are higher.

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Additional Costs Allowance
Incidental Expenses Provision / Staffing Allowance
Communications Allowance

More cost savings to come
In the light of the recession and in response to the tainted nature of the parliamentary expenses scheme I (John Hemming) will not be making any further charges to the taxpayer for either a second home or subsistence.

Page last updated: 14 June 2013