TPA reaction to former MP Elliot Morley guilty plea

April 07, 2011 5:39 PM

We today reacted to the news that former MP Elliot Morley has pleaded guilty to expenses charges. The former minister now admits claiming £32,000 for a mortgage that no longer existed.

Emma Boon, Campaign Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Thanks to Morley taking so long to make an admission of guilt, taxpayers have had to suffer the insult not only of him stealing from them, but then lying about it and dragging out an expensive prosecution.  This guilty plea is one more small step towards Parliament regaining public trust.  Taxpayers will now expect a jail term for Morley, in line with sentences for other MPs' who lied and stole.”We today reacted to the news that former MP Elliot Morley has pleaded guilty to expenses charges. The former minister now admits claiming £32,000 for a mortgage that no longer existed.

Emma Boon, Campaign Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Thanks to Morley taking so long to make an admission of guilt, taxpayers have had to suffer the insult not only of him stealing from them, but then lying about it and dragging out an expensive prosecution.  This guilty plea is one more small step towards Parliament regaining public trust.  Taxpayers will now expect a jail term for Morley, in line with sentences for other MPs' who lied and stole.”

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