COLNE Valley’s MP is considering legal action after being told to pay back nearly £2,000 in expenses.
Kali Mountford revealed today that she has been ordered to pay £1,965.79 for council tax and rental claims made on her London flat.
But the Labour MP says Parliamentary authorities have lost vital paperwork which would prove her claims were legitimate.
Ms Mountford has been told to pay the money by Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority chairman Sir Ian Kennedy, who has reviewed all MPs’ claims for the past five years.
She told the Examiner this afternoon: "I intend to write to Sir Ian and ask him to reconsider his decision. If he refuses I will then have to take legal advice."
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