To: Mark Simmonds MP
£10,000? Mark Simmonds, pay it back.
Mark Simmonds, you've claimed over £10,000 of taxpayers' money to promote yourself. You've been advertising on boards at football clubs, rugby clubs, and on a local hospital radio show. That £10,000 is coming straight from us, the taxpayers.
Give it back.
Why is this important?
You're standing down at the next election because, apparently, you ‘can’t afford’ to live on an MP’s £67,000 salary. And despite making over half a million pounds in profit from the sale of your taxpayer funded house, you're still claiming thousands in expenses.
Such claims are greedy, morally indefensible - and just plain wrong.
I call on you to apologise and give back the money you have used for self-promotion.