Richard Timney | 22.03.2010 20:20 | Birmingham
exposed, Jacqui Smith MP
One of the items she claimed for was an 88p bath plug!! She also claimed for a range of high-tech electrical equipment and 2 porn movies which were watched by her husband Richard Timney!! (see full list below)
If this were not bad enough, a house in London owned by Jacqui Smith's sister was designated as her main residence in order to claim a parliamentary allowance for her house in Redditch as a secondary home! This was despite explicitly stating on her website that she "lives in Redditch". She has claimed more than £116,000 over six years from this arrangement!
Out of an electorate of 63,150 people in Redditch, only 18,012 voted for her in 2005. That's just 28.5% of those eligible to vote! After the expenses scandal, she'll get far less votes this time round. It's looking likely she'll get kicked out of parliament - it won't come a moment too soon!!
Of course it wasn't just Labour MP's who robbed us all, Conservatives and Lib Dems did too. Who can forget the Tory MP Peter Viggers’s £1,645 claim for a duck house!!
PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN
As we approach the general election, the purpose of the campaign is three-fold:
1. Firstly to remind voters in Redditch of the scandal surrounding their MP and urge them to kick her out!
2. Secondly, to highlight the whole UK wide expenses scandal once again, so that the thieving scum bags action's are at the forefront of voters minds when they visit the polling station shortly.
3. Finally, to urge voters everywhere(including those who don't normally vote) to send a very strong message to the big 3 parties by voting for the smaller parties and independent candidates. This is the most important bit. Don't just stay at home, use your vote to send a clear message which parliament and the big 3 parties will never forget!!
JACQUI SMITH'S EXPENSES CLAIM
Here's a reminder of what Jacqui Smith claimed public money for, similar to the claim lists for hundreds of MP's across the UK:
*Two pay-per-view adult movies - £5 each
*Two pay-per-view screenings of the Hollywood blockbuster Ocean's 13 - £3.75 each
*Pay-per-view screening of the animated cartoon Surf's Up - £3.50
*Habitat stone model sink - £550
*Bath plug - 88p
*Dining room table - £460
*Sofabed - £704
*Antique fireplace - £1,000. Also claimed for coal to burn in it.
*Hotpoint cooker - £399
*Connection fee for installing cooker - £15
*Hotpoint tumble dryer - £189
*Ariston washing machine - £249
*Zanussi washing machine - nearly £300
*Entertainment centre including DVD players, two Samsung widescreen televisions and two digital set-top boxes - more than £1,100
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
Join the campaign on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Can-this-bath-plug-get-more-fans-than-Jacqui-Smith-MP/110526948958553