Angie Bray Explains £11.25 in Expenses Claim

Ealing Central and Acton MP says she's trying to be cheapest MP

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Angie Bray has explained herself after a journalist said that her expense claims were 'unusual'.  According to Joe Murphy, Political Editor of the London Evening Standard, Bray's claim of £11.25 for copy of a video of her maiden speech, was 'one of the more unusual items' claimed by London MPs.

But Bray says she had requests from many of her constituents to view her first speech to the House of Commons after her win in May.

'It has absolute relevance to my constituents' Bray told, 'and I pay all the running costs of my website.'  Bray says that despite the claim being accepted by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, she said she'd forgotten that she had claimed for the video, and repaid the £11.25 immediately after she got the call from The Evening Standard.

"I'm trying to be the cheapest MP," Bray said.  "I think you'll find all of my costs are unavoidable."

7 December 2010