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Expenses Update November- January

The expenses claimed over the period 1st November to 31st January were as followed:

Constituency Office costs:

The Chesterfield constituency office cost £1495 per quarter; this includes rent, gas, electric, water, rates and car parking spaces. The payment for Quarter 1 2011 was claimed in this period.

In addition there was office furniture cost of £497.02 &287.29

Decorating of MP’s office £560.00

New carpet £600.00

All of these are one off costs associated with the fact that we have set up a new office and hopefully won’t need to be replaced for some time.

Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone, in total between September- November this totalled £137.98

Constituency office phone bills:

September £111.04

October £129.93

November £289.01

Plus telephone equipment £139.91

Hire of Staveley Hall for surgery £46.50

My surgeries are weekly at my offices in Chesterfield, but once a month, I hold a surgery in Staveley, this bill covers surgeries for August- October.

Travel costs

Train travel from Chesterfield to London

August/ September £316.05

October – £309.70

November £333.30 (although £103.00 of this was for staff travel for 3 staff members attending training courses)

 On 1 occasion I drove to London and on this occasion there were costs of:

Congestion charge £16

Petrol £121.60

Usually my wife picks me up and drops me off at the station but if I am very late I get a taxi home in Chesterfield. The taxi is cheaper than parking at Chesterfield station.

Taxi Bills

November £12.00

December £9.30

Taxi from parliament to London flat after late night sitting £7.40

Costs associated with London flat

Electricity bill £46.98

Gas £4.67


November £1430

December £1430

January £1430

Food (Food is only claimed for evening meals in the event of parliament sitting past 8.00pm, receipts are provided for any food claimed)

September – £9.35

October £50.10

November £46.30

December £23.65

January £60.00

Travel within constituency

Mileage attending constituency appointments was:

October £74.80

November £58.80

Staff Training

3 members of staff attended training courses. Costs incurred other than travel, which is listed elsewhere were:

Training £199

Overnight accomodation £196.90

Finally there was a petty cash bill totalling £55.96 which included items like basic stationery and keys. Receipts were provided.

I believe that this summarises all the invoices claimed in Novem,ber, December and January, although there will be a petrol bill for December and january to be added and further reconcilliations of train travel for December and January, if you have any queries with any of these, then contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Post: 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF


I hold regular surgeries for my constituents.
Please call 01246 386286 or email to make a booking.

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