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A league table of shame for Welsh MPs

The following is a league table of the Welsh MPs who see fit to scrounge money out of the public purse to pay the heating bills on their SECOND homes. Not that they can be in two homes at the same time – so why do they get to claim such a perk at all?
They claim it is because their families will be in their first homes. So effing what? Do I get compensation when other members of my family are in my home when I am out to work? And how on earth does Hain spend more than twice as much heating his second home as I do on my one and only home? To think I once respected this man.

This list acts a pretty good league table for the extent of the disdain these people have for the general public.

  • Peter Hain, Neath, Labour, £4,571.74
  • Chris Bryant, Rhondda, Labour, £1,626.30
  • Nick Smith, Blaenau Gwent, Labour, £1,326.61
  • Owen Smith, Pontypridd, Labour, £934.76
  • David Hanson, Delyn, Labour, £848.01
  • Mark Tami, Alyn & Deeside, Labour, £802.66
  • Susan Elan Jones, Clwyd South, Labour, £744.94
  • Hywel Williams, Arfon, Plaid Cymru, £624.71
  • Simon Hart, Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South, Conservative, £589.5
  • Elfyn Llwyd, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Plaid Cymru, £540.08
  • Guto Bebb, Aberconwy, Conservative, £532.93
  • Jenny Willott, Cardiff Central, Liberal Democrats, £490.84
  • Roger Williams, Brecon & Radnorshire, Liberal Democrats, £473.44
  • Huw Irranca-Davies, Ogmore, Labour, £458.63
  • Chris Ruane, Vale of Clwyd, Labour, £375.13
  • Ian Lucas, Wrexham, Labour, £373.40
  • Kevin Brennan, Cardiff West, Labour, £345.92
  • David Davies, Monmouth, Conservative, £328.59
  • Glyn Davies, Montgomeryshire, Conservative, £297.08
  • Paul Flynn, Newport West, Labour, £297.00
  • Stephen Crabb, Preseli Pembrokeshire, Conservative, £286.24
  • Paul Murphy, Torfaen, Labour, £250.08
  • Alun Cairns, Vale of Glamorgan, Conservative, £225.39
  • Chris Evans, Islwyn, Labour, £126.60
  • Jonathan Edwards, Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, Plaid Cymru, £121.48
  • David Jones, Clwyd West, Conservative, £120.11
  • Madeleine Moon, Bridgend, Labour, £116.72
  • Jessica Morden, Newport East, Labour, £116.72
  • Martin Caton, Gower, Labour, £112.00
  • Hywel Francis, Aberavon, Labour, £90.51

Below are the more honourable MPs who have not ripped us off for this unjustifiable ‘perk’ of the job:

  • Caerphilly, Wayne David, Labour
  • Cardiff North, Jonathan Evans, Conservative
  • Cardiff South & Penarth, Stephen Doughty, Labour
  • Ceredigion, Mark Williams, Liberal Democrats
  • Cynon Valley, Ann Clwyd, Labour
  • Llanelli, Nia Griffith, Labour
  • Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney, Dai Havard, Labour
  • Swansea East, Sian James, Labour
  • Swansea West, Geraint Davies, Labour
  • Ynys Mon, Albert Owen, Labour

So that is 18 out of 26 Labour MPs (including the biggest 7 claimants); 7 out of 8 Tories; 2 out 3 Lib Dems; and all three Plaid Cymru MPs who think it is ok to screw the public for what they can get while the rest of us are told to put on an extra jumper!