Bill Wiggin in the Sights Once Again

Bill Wiggin has admitted submitting a false invoice: Sunlight is on the case: More...
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Petition Eric Illsley to Resign as an MP

Eric Illsley MP pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud this morning, yet under Parliamentary rules could remain an MP unless he is sentenced to longer than a year in prison. We believe we should not pay his salary if he goes to prison and should immediately resign for disgracing his office and stealing taxpayers’ money. We, the undersigned, call on Eric Illsley to immediately resign and...
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Questions Over Chris Huhne’s Expenses

The battle for Eastleigh was one of the tightest at the General Election. Chris Huhne managed to hold the seat after a hard-fought battle with Maria Hutchings, the Conservative candidate. Huhne declared campaign expenses of £10,911.05 in the 23 days before the General Election – a mere £113 under the the legal limit of £11,024. After examining the expenses returns of Chris Huhne the...
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PEOPLE’S OINK PROTEST

TUESDAY 10AM Next Tuesday 30th March, 3 MPs and one Lord will attend the first formal day of their trial for fraud or false accounting. This is the culmination of many months’ outrage, investigation and fury at our parliamentarians’ rank abuse of the expenses system. Hundreds have promised to turn out in protest and the Sunlight Centre and other friends hope you will join us. IT WILL...
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Jim Devine Charged After Sunlight Investigation

The Crown Prosecution Service said “Two charges under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968 for false accounting have been brought against Jim Devine MP. The first charge alleges that between July 2008 and April 2009, Mr Devine dishonestly claimed £3,240 for cleaning services using false invoices. The second charge alleges that in March 2009, Mr Devine dishonestly claimed £5,505 for stationery...
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Jim Devine MP Reported to Scotland Yard

The Sunlight Centre for Open Politics has reported Jim Devine MP to the Metropolitan Police with regard to his parliamentary expenses on 20th June 2009.  This includes the work completed on the shelves and rewiring that Mr Devine subsequently claimed for via a company that did not have a valid VAT number.  Below is the letter send to the specialist economic fraud team at Scotland...
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