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GRAHAM STRINGER IN SALFORD
 

Star date: 4th May 2010 

EXPENSES - Everything you need to know about your MP

1. GRAHAM STRINGER MP – standing for Blackley and Broughton

Expenses scandal was done for `political reasons'…says Stringer, who has no second home but spends almost £20,000 a year on hotels and food.

Here we look at the record of Salford's standing MPs, beginning with Graham Stringer, current MP for Blackley in Manchester, and standing in the newly merged constituency of Blackley and Broughton.

For anyone living in Kersal, Higher or Lower Broughton, Graham Stringer is your candidate.

Click here to see our view of his expenses…


 GRAHAM STRINGER - …The Good, The Bad, The Very Interesting

Value For Money Rating: 8 out of 10

Expenses scandal was a Daily Telegraph conspiracy

Graham Stringer told an audience at the University of Salford last December that the Daily Telegraph's expose of MPs expenses was politically motivated, pointing out that MPs who were targeted were either "Labour MPs in marginal seats" or "Conservative MPs who aren't popular with the party hierarchy".

He added: "I am not saying MPs haven't broken the rules and that some people haven't made bad judgements. But what people are most worried about is the economy and immigration, and that is something that the Government needs to address."

It's an interesting point but the MPs who are standing for election on Thursday will be representing Salford people and their expenses give an insight into whether they are fit to be the face of our city. So, Graham Stringer and your expenses, come on down…

Graham Stringer doesn't have a second home, nor does he claim for Council Tax, bed linen, cleaning, duck houses or anything else. What did surprise us was the amount of almost £20,000 claimed for hotels and food in the year 2008-9, a total of 39 claims. Also in there is a very strange claim for £400 mortgage or rent payments in November 2008, on top of a £760.46 hotel bill.

To his credit, Graham Stringer doesn't claim for his mini-bar Pringles and drinks but did spend £370 for a one night stay in a hotel on 21st July 2008, which seems a bit excessive. He also tried to claim for a double room costing £356 for one night in April last year but got knocked back by the fees office and could only claim the single fee of £309 for an `executive room'. Still seems excessive.

For his office, Graham Stringer goes to IKEA and in 2004 spent £178 on five chairs. Compare this to Hazel Blears who managed to spend over £1000 on three chairs for her office. In total Graham Stringer has spent under £500 doing up his office since 2004 – Hazel Blears spent over £4000.

Most extravagant claim: £38.98 for a Polaroid camera and film (don't ask!)

GRAHAM STRINGER: Expenses value for money rating 8 out of 10  – let down by luxury hotels and claiming personal accountancy on the taxpayers; but gains an extra point by not claiming for Pringles.

* you can see all of Graham Stringer's expenses claims here

**For a full list of candidates standing in Blackley and Broughton see here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John L Bell wrote
at 02:27:30 on 05 May 2010
I cannot comment on the Telegraph's motives! I am, however, a full taxpaying citizen voter who has been studying the fraudulent claims of MPs of ALL parties and at ALL levels of seniority in the Fraudsters' Parliament since the Conway affaair was first dragged into the light of day! I remember watching a video on my computer showing Frank Field standing up in parliament and suggesting that if one of the employees in the parliamentary canteen had been caught doing what Conway had been doing, the employee would have been suspended and the police called in! I also remember the deafening silence from the rest of the house which greeted his comments! We were later to find out why there were no comments.... large numbers of those, of ALL parties and at ALL levels, were defrauding the taxpaying and claiming it was 'within the rules' It was then that a definition of parliament, that I had hitherto dismissed came to mind... 'Parliament...... the biggest single concentration of shysters, thieves and con-artists this side of prison bars!' I have asked why large numbers of MPs, of ALL parties and aat ALL levels of seniority, have not been investigated under Sections 2-4 of The Fraud Act 2006. these sections deal with 'fraud by false representation', 'fraud by abuse of position'and 'fraud by witholding information'. Am I the only taxpaying citizen to suggest that the 'minnows' in the MPs expenses fraud have been charged under a Theft Act because the full deployment of The Fraud Act would have ensnared a much larger number of MPs upto ministerial and shadow ministerial level.... and possibly above? And, of course, an MP charged with fraud would not be a preferred candidate for the Lords, directorships etc. when they have been thrown out of office by the electorate! http://johnlbell.blogspot.com
 
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