A report into Labour MP Tony McNulty’s conduct by Parliament’s sleaze watchdog, due to be published this week, criticises him for claiming £14,000 a year for a ‘second home’ which was in fact his parents’ main home.
Insiders say he is likely to be forced to make a grovelling apology to the Commons. Some say his offence is so grave he may be suspended from Parliament and could even be ordered to pay back some or all of the cash.
He will also come under pressure by Labour chiefs to resign as MP for Harrow East in the hope that the party can hold on to the seat at the next General Election. The semi-detached home in Harrow, where Mr McNulty’s parents James and Eileen live, is 11 miles from Westminster.
Mr McNulty lives with his wife Christine Gilbert, the £225,0000-a-year head of the schools’ inspectorate Ofsted, at their ‘main home’ in Hammersmith, West London, itself only three miles from the Commons. The couple have a combined income of more than £300,000 a year.
"HE MAY BE SUSPENDED FROM PARLIAMENT" FUCK ME! If we fiddled our expenses on this scale at our work, we would be sacked and reported to the POLICE FOR PROSECUTION. THAT IS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO THIS DISGRACE TO HIS COUNTRY AND THIEVING LABOUR FUCKPIG.