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MP under fire for 'outrageous contempt' rent claims

Thursday 15th April 2021

FAVERSHAM & Mid Kent MP Helen Whately is keeping silent about rent expenses she claims of more than £3,000 per month.
Mrs Whately, the social care minister, was accused of  “outrageous contempt” for constituents for refusing to answer questions on the matter.
The story broke in the Observer at the weekend.
The newspaper says the MP about claims £3,250-a-month for her London home, the highest of any Kent MP, despite her £113,000 minister's salary.
Her office declined to comment.
County councillor Antony Hook (Lib Dem) said: "A refusal to comment shows an outrageous contempt for the public and for the press."