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The expenses claimed over the period 1st September 2012 to 31st October 2012 were as follows:

Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone. These came to:

 £46.20 September

£119.53 October

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:

I don’t yet have completed travel costs for this period, they will be updated in due course.

However there was an £87 bill for staff travel between the constituency and Westminster office.


October Parking at train station was £9.50

My mileage costs were

September £172.97

October £382.23

There was also a congestion charge bill for £40 over this period.

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 £5.15

October £7.70

Costs associated with London flat

Gas August £98.66

Electricity September £40.61


My monthly rent on the one bedroom London flat is £1490

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a stationery bill for £63.49 in September and a further one for similar ancillaries of £45.87. Also a bill for a battery charger for £9.98 in October.

There were two toner bills for £316.20 in October, one for the Westminster office and one for the Constituency office.

A new computer was bought for the constituency office and a laptop docking station for the Westminster office to enable my laptop to be used remotely and in parliament. These totalled £938.40.

We also had some posters produced that advertised the office and surgeries so that more people would be aware of the office; these were placed in post offices, pubs, cafes, doctors surgeries etc. The cost of these was £102.

Constituency Office costs:

The quarterly rent for the constituency office is £1495 per quarter.

The broadband line cost :

September £25.86

October £24.18

The constituency office electric bill for May- Aug 2012 is £282.09

The service charge for July- Sept 2012 is £229.04

Additional expenditure

Since September, we have employed a temporary intern in the Westminster office, who is in the third year of a politics degree at University. The work in parliament forms a part of their study, and they are reimbursed with travel and lunch allowance but not paid any salary.

The travel reimbursement for September & October was £150; and for November was £100.

The lunch allowance for October was £25.40.

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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.

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