Cycling keeps my expenses down, says MP

Members of the British public can now scrutinise their MPs' expenses. George Osborne, Tory MP for Wilmslow, has told his local newspaper he's good value-for-money because he cycles everywhere in London, saving taxpayers a packet...
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Osborne told The Wilmslow Expresss he makes travel savings by cycling between appointments.

MPs’ expenses are broken down into four categories – the costs of running a second home, running an office, employing staff, and travelling between constituencies and London.

Osborne’s were £19 895 for a second home, £17 993 for his office, £69 377 for staff and £11 896 on travel.

"I can’t defend the high mileage rate [MPs get for driving]. But I was very relaxed about that item of expense, because I use a bike when I’m in London," said Osborne.

"I cycle about eight miles a day."

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