MPs expense £70k a year in London traffic charges
By Nick Gutteridge
TAXPAYERS are forking out £70,000 a year to cover green fees for MPs who drive gas-guzzling cars to Westminster, it emerged today.
Senior parliamentarians including shamed ex health secretary Matt Hancock and environment minister Jo Churchill have claimed.
A probe by green activists found a total of 116 MPs were reimbursed last year, costing the taxpayer just shy of £70,000.
Politicians can expense for the congestion charge, which costs £15 a day.
Those with the most polluting cars can also add on the cost of ULEZ fees, which take their total payments to £27.50.