Commenting on today’s findings from IPSA following an expenses probe into Johnny Mercer MP, Charlotte Holloway, Labour and Co-operative Parliamentary Candidate for Plymouth Moor View said:

“The findings of this expenses probe are both serious and rare; Mr Mercer has been found to have broken the rules on claiming public money. His dismissive statement today choses to blames everyone but himself. The findings of this expenses probe from IPSA is the latest in a saga of highly questionable judgement calls from our MP, including taking a second £85k job on top of his MP’s salary. When so many of his constituents are suffering because of cuts to services, it’s not good enough to just brush off taking public money he isn’t entitled to.”