MPs' expenses: Huntingdon MP backed by local party
JONATHAN Djanogly retains the full support of senior members of his constituency party. Huntingdonshire Conservative Association chairman, Martin Stephenson told The Hunts Post: I was disappointed in the Daily Telegraph article. Jonathan has claimed not
JONATHAN Djanogly retains the full support of senior members of his constituency party.
Huntingdonshire Conservative Association chairman, Martin Stephenson told The Hunts Post: "I was disappointed in the Daily Telegraph article. Jonathan has claimed nothing more than he was entitled to claim. He hasn't claimed any mortgage payments or anything like that. If he had done something wrong, it would be another matter. If we feel the system is wrong, it should be changed.
"As chairman, I give him my full support."
The issue will be discussed at the constituency association's executive meeting in June, Mr Stephenson added.
Association treasurer Derek Holley, a former leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, also backed Mr Djanogly. But in a letter to The Hunts Post he was critical of the culture that had developed in Westminster.
"It's difficult to come to a final judgment because these are allegations that are largely unproven and are based on claims rather than the actual amounts paid.
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"There's an issue of morality about claiming only what is additional because you are an MP. It puts party workers in a very difficult position. I'm appalled by the whole thing nationally, because the element of public service has been drowned out.