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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.
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."
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