Andy Burnham Claims £17,000 A Year on Expenses for London Flat

Andy Burnham is claiming £17,000 a year in expenses to rent a flat in London despite owning a property in the capital.
The favourite to win the Labour leadership has been receiving £1,449.98 each month for a flat in Kennington, southeast London since July 2012.
Mr Burnham, the shadow health secretary, also gains an income from renting a nearby two-bedroom flat in Kilner House, near Kennington.
The set-up, which does not break any parliamentary rules, has raised questions over whether he should be claiming rent from the taxpayer when he owns a property within walking distance from Parliament.



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