MPs spend £70k on electronics before election Andy Silvester for the Evening Standard

May 13, 2015 11:07 AM

60 MPs went on a £70,000 spending spree to buy new iPads, iPhones and laptops just months before the General Election. And if they lost their seat or stood down? It's within the rules to keep their new gadgets; all IPSA can do is recommend that ex-MPs donate the items to charity.

Our campaign director, Andy Silvester, said:

"IPSA must strengthen the rules and MPs should be obliged to hand back these expensive gadgets when they leave Westminster so that fears of another spending spree in five years are allayed.”

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