These were the smallest expense claims made by MPs in 2020

Reforms which were brought in after the MPs expenses scandal means that politicians must now declare and publish their expenses in full

Monday, 1st February 2021, 9:27 am
These were the smallest expense claims made by MPs in 2020 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Members of Parliament are able to use public money to pay for working expenses, such as travel, office costs and staffing their constituency offices.

Here are the smallest individual expenses MPs made in 20201, and what they claimed for.

The Conservative MP for Stroud claimed 50p on their expenses, for blu tac.
The Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South claimed £1 on their expenses, for The Financial Times newspaper
The Conservative MP for Wolverhampton North East made three claims of £1, for teaspoons, pens and a plate, and a £1.50 claim for a larger plate.
The Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham made three claims of £1.05 and one claim of £2.10 for local newspapers.
The Scottish National Party MP for Glenrothes claimed £1.05 and £1.10 for local newspapers.
The Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough made five claims of £.175 for the Harrogate Advertiser newspaper.
The Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne claimed £1.98 on their expenses, for a Facebook advertisement offering tips on avoiding Covid-19 scams.
The Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill made four claims of £2 for the New York Times newspaper.
The Conservative MP for Derby North claimed £2 for a bowl, for use in their constituency office.
The Scottish National Party MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow claimed £2 for envelopes.
The Labour MP for Portsmouth South claimed £2.10 for glue spots.
The Conservative MP for Workington claimed £2.40 for paperclips.