HUDDERSFIELD Labour MP Barry Sheerman has lost his mantle as Yorkshire's most expensive MP.
He gained the title last year when he clocked up annual expenses of £153,864.
But latest figures show his claim for 2005-06 has dropped by £6,881 to £146,983.
It puts him at the third highest claiming MP in Yorkshire.
Official figures revealed by the House of Commons showed Mr Sheerman's costs included £21,634 towards the cost of staying away from his main home.
He also claimed £79,081 for his staff.
Travel between London and his constituency cost £13,294.
Mr Sheerman, 66, has been an Mp since 1979 and is chairman of the Commons education select committee.
Details of the expenses claimed between April 2005 and March this year are revealed in the third annual publication of Parliamentary allowances.
Allowances and expenses claimed by MPs come on top of their basic salary of £59,686, due to go up to £60,277 on November 1.
Expenses claimed by other MPs include:
* Kali Mountford (Lab, Colne Valley) £143,324, a rise of £8,724
* Mary Creagh (Lab, Wakefield) £127,721 - a first-time claim following her election last year
* Shahid Malik (Lab, Dewsbury) £132,435 - first-time claim
* Chris McCafferty (Lab, Calder Valley) £139,473, up by £3,711
* Mike Wood (Lab, Batley and Spen) £125,663, down by £2,566.
MPs claimed more than £86m last year, according to the figures.
Falkirk Labour MP Eric Joyce made the highest claim of £174,811.
Selby Labour MP John Grogan netted £150,984, the highest of the 56 MPs in Yorkshire and Humber.
Hugh Bayley, Labour MP for York, made the region's second highest claim, of £147,155.