Former MP Jim Devine goes on trial

February 02, 2011 10:55 AM

Former MP Jim Devine is due to go on trial today, accused of fiddling his parliamentary expenses.  The former Labour MP for Livingston is accused of falsely claiming costs for parliamentary duties in March 2009 and will appear at Southwark Crown Court.

It's alleged that he dishonestly claimed £3,240 for cleaning services using false invoices between between July 2008 and April 2009.

The TaxPayers' Alliance campaigned vigorously for reform of MPs' expenses and we are taking a keen interest in this trial.  Keep an eye on our website where we will bring you the result at the conclusion of this trial.Former MP Jim Devine is due to go on trial today, accused of fiddling his parliamentary expenses.  The former Labour MP for Livingston is accused of falsely claiming costs for parliamentary duties in March 2009 and will appear at Southwark Crown Court.

It's alleged that he dishonestly claimed £3,240 for cleaning services using false invoices between between July 2008 and April 2009.

The TaxPayers' Alliance campaigned vigorously for reform of MPs' expenses and we are taking a keen interest in this trial.  Keep an eye on our website where we will bring you the result at the conclusion of this trial.

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