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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.

Parliamentarians are able to avoid paying London’s congestion and ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) charges by putting them on expenses.

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.


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