Comment: Expense site for sore eyes

St Helens MP Dave Watts
St Helens MP Dave Watts

MPs’ expenses have been a constant source of fascination to the wider public ever since the scandal several years ago of flagrant mis-claiming by many Parliamentarians.

That’s why it is so important that every MPs claims - funded by taxpayers - are open to public scrutiny.

We publish details today of claims made by St Helens’ two MPs. They show two public servant striving to keep costs to the public purse to the very minimum.

And that is certainly worth drawing to the public’s attention.