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PremierLeague-News.Com - Coventry MP Taiwo Owatemi recouped the £3,753.68 she paid to Coventry City Council between 2019 and 2021, records show.

Birmingham news MP slammed for claiming £3,000 council tax on expenses PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Coventry MP Taiwo Owatemi recouped the £3,753.68 she paid to Coventry City Council between 2019 and 2021, records show.

Birmingham news MP slammed for claiming £3,000 council tax on expenses PremierLeague-News.Com
03 August 2022 - 06:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A West Midlands MP has been slammed for claiming £3k Council Tax on expenses. Coventry MP Taiwo Owatemi recouped the £3,753.68 she paid to Coventry City Council between 2019 and 2021, records show. MPs who work permanently in two areas of the country can put their accommodation and 'associated costs' - including tax bills - on expenses. The Coventry North MP, first elected in 2019, said she isn't claiming back Council Tax any more and wants to pay her fair share. She told the Local Democracy Reporting Scheme (LDRS): "I live in Holbrooks, and I have since I was elected as the Member of Parliament for Coventry North West. I’m proud to call Coventry my home. I will of course continue to live here in my community, working for my neighbours and constituents as the local MP. Despite the rules stating I am able to, I am currently not claiming any Council Tax bill on expenses. As a resident, I want to pay my fair share.

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." Cllr Gary Ridley, the Conservative Leader of the Opposition at Coventry City Council, said: "As a city, we’ve always been really good at producing strong local candidates to be MPs. So it was really disappointing when Jeremy Corbyn parachuted his people in to replace two long-standing MPs in 2019. "Sadly, this disclosure provides more evidence that Taiwo Owatemi MP never really viewed Coventry as her home - more of a means to an end that gives her a seat at the table. It's good news that she appears to have stopped claiming this back. However, I'm sure many people will be dismayed that she was doing it at all." Buy a meal for someone who will go without We are hearing from more and more people who are going without meals to feed their kids. Through FoodSOS, you can donate to help feed the hungry in the West Midlands. Donate here - every penny will go to the food frontline to fund food and essential items Find your nearest food bank on the #FoodSOS map. READ NEXT Rebekah Vardy shares furious phone call with Coleen Rooney after Wagatha Christie post Rebekah Vardy's six-word prediction for when she sees Coleen Rooney in street ITV Coronation Street Kelly star Millie Gibson quits soap in 'dramatic exit' Rebekah Vardy left heartbroken by Madeleine McCann jibes Rebekah Vardy wanted to throw herself off Dubai shopping mall during Wagatha Christie fallout Stay up to date with all the latest news and opinion on days out, nights out, shopping and plenty more with our Daily What's On Email update newsletter - and it's completely free.

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