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HAZEL BLEARS EXPENSES PART 2
 

A Second Home In Salford?

The claims against Salford MP Hazel Blears just keep on comin'…She should have just stuck to those free Spanish lessons that we all paid for…


Further to all the Hazel Blears bed, tv and bath towels scandal that emerged on Friday, now comes news that our well pampered MP didn't pay around £18,000 in tax after selling one of her London properties.

In August 2004 Hazel sold her flat in Kennington for £200,000 making a profit of £45,000. It's alleged that she should have been liable to pay the 40% in Capital Gains Tax for selling a second home, which would have been around £18,000. Her spokesman said that she didn't pay the tax because it was her main home. But in April that year she apparently told the House of Commons Fees Office that it was her second home, enabling her to claim £850 a month on its mortgage

Hazel now `lives' in a flat in Clerkenwell in London but despite claiming thousands of pounds in subsidies for it, the Mail newspaper today writes that not one of the neighbours it spoke to had ever seen her there.

Public feeling against Hazel is mounting – first it was donations from millionaires (and John Wilkinson) to fund her doomed Deputy Leader campaign, then it was Spanish lessons at the taxpayers' expense, and now the bath towel and second homes scandal.

"I have complied with the rules of the House, the rules of the Inland Revenue and that's the situation as it is" says Hazel "But I understand how strongly the public feel about it..."

We don't think she does at all. But if she'd like to face her public on that little stall on Salford Precinct she was on about in The Observer last week we're sure she'll find out… 

See Hazel's Expenses Part 3 here

See Hazel's Expenses Part 1 here

Ian wrote
at 16:02:17 on 10 June 2009
Hazel tops our poll "Most Shamless MP" make sure she isn't re-elected - see here: www.dishonourable.org.uk
 
Tim White wrote
at 02:24:37 on 04 June 2009
Typical Labour Party in Salford wont condemn the wrong doings of their leader now we know the Party’s full of them.
 
haveuheardowt wrote
at 01:31:18 on 12 May 2009
"There were reports that Gordon Brown was seen wearing a sporran, it turned out to be Hazel Blears after a pay rise" Frankie Boyle on Mock the week. Many a true word spoke in jest. This woman will stoop to any level.
 
G.GRIFFITHS wrote
at 02:37:34 on 11 May 2009
People round her who have had to move home because of the "regeneration" are having their disturbance claims disputed by one particular female council officer,despite producing receipts. Maybe Hazel will back them in their legitimate claims as she seems to know the ropes?
 
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