A former minister who claimed Parliamentary expenses on a mortgage which did not exist will today have to justify his claims to the Chief Whip.
Elliot Morley will have to explain to Nick Brown, Labour’s enforcer in chief, why he claimed more than £16,000 of taxpayers’ money for a mortgage he had already paid off.
The former agriculture minister under Tony Blair claimed mortgage interest on his constituency home for more than 18 months after the loan had been repaid. Lawyers said last night that the claim could amount to fraud. But Labour sources said that Mr Morley had paid the money back as soon as he was alerted by the Parliamentary authorities. They did not give any indication that he faced disciplinary action.
Theft, Pure and simple Theft. If he isn't prosecuted and kicked iut of parliament then they are complicit in conspiracy to defraud and should also be charged!