Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries did ‘not deliberately’ claim £3k expenses incorrectly

Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries - Credit: Archant

AN MP under investigation for claiming expenses she was not entitled to has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said Mid-Beds MP Nadine Dorries did not deliberately claim £3,000 worth of expenses.

The watchdog had been investigating Ms Dorries, who has since paid the money back.

In a report, the IPSA’s compliance officer says: “Whilst acknowledging that there has been no deliberate attempt to profit from the scheme, the compliance officer finds that... return travel claims made by Ms Dorries between Westminster and her constituency during the period November 2011 and February 2013 were wrongfully made and should not have been allowed.”

It adds: “The MP has accepted the provisional findings in this document and has made a repayment in the sum of £3,000.72, representing the value of the journeys referred to. This is acceptable to the compliance officer.”

Ms Dorries was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.