In a report to be published later today, the Parliamentary Commissioner for
Standards, John Lyon, rejects the complaint made by Michael Barnbrook of the BNP
against Nadine Dorries MP and her use of Parliamentary allowances.
The complaint was made that the second home Nadine Dorries rented in her
constituency, was in fact her main home. The Standards Commissioner concludes
that following an extensive inquiry which lasted for fifteen months, it was not
and therefore does not uphold the complaint .
The report also confirms that Nadine Dorries did not make claims against the John Lewis list, did not claim for a mortgage or furniture, did not flip and that her claims against allowances were entirely appropriate.
Para 174 My overall conclusion is that Ms Dorries was not in breach of the rules of the House in claiming against Parliamentary allowances for her constituency home
Nadine said: “It is a relief that after fifteen months I can once again hold my head
up. I am delighted to have my name cleared. Over 52% of my constituencts who
know me were wonderful and put their faith in me once again at the 2005 election
returning me with a massively increased majority of over 15,000. I am thankful
that I can now demonstrate their faith was well placed."
UPDATE: Full report HERE.