Claims by members of the Shadow Cabinet for mobile phone usage
Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Office Costs Expenditure (OCE) is provided to meet the costs of renting, equipping and running an MP’s office or offices and surgeries. This includes any mobile phone costs incurred by an MP in the exercise of their parliamentary functions.
We publish details of all claims made by MPs for business costs and expenses on our publication website, which can be found at the following address: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/. Using the search function, you can search for all claims by members of the Shadow Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges. It should be noted that MPs often claim a portion of the total bill to separate costs incurred as an MP from those incurred as a result of other responsibilities.
MPs are required to provide documentation in support of claims made for business costs; in the case of mobile phone usage this would most likely take the form of a monthly invoice. In processing your request for information, we have conducted a search of claims made by members of the Shadow Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges in the last six months.
Where claims have been made, we have inspected the supporting documentation provided by the MP and extracted the information that you requested. In some instances, the name of the network price plan was not contained on the invoice and, as such, IPSA does not hold this information.
|MP Name||Network||Price plan|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Orange||Information not held|
|John McDonnell||Costs not claimed|
|Angela Eagle||Costs not claimed|
|Heidi Alexander||Costs not claimed|
|Owen Smith||O2||O2 Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G|
|Lilian Greenwood||EE||Information not held|
|Hilary Benn||Vodafone||Information not held|
|Andy Burnham||EE||Information not held|
|Diane Abbott||O2||O2 Unlimited 24M 10GB|
|Vernon Coaker||Costs not claimed|
|Maria Eagle||O2||O2 Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G|
|Jon Trickett||Costs not claimed|
|Gloria De Piero||EE||EE Extra 10 GB|
|Seema Malhotra||O2||O2 Simplicity Unlimited 30D 2GB|
|Kate Green||Costs not claimed|
|Tom Watson||EE||4GEE £57 plan - 24 months|
|Angela Smith||EE||EE Extra - 20GB £53.99|
|Emily Thornberry||Costs not claimed|
|Rosie Winterton||O2||O2 Refresh ultd 24M 5GB 4G with O2 Travel|
|Karl Turner||EE||Information not held|
|Lucy Powell||Vodafone||4G Y8 24X IP UM UTX 4GB M|
|Lisa Nandy||O2||O2 Unlimited 24M 2GB 4G|
|Ian Murray||Vodafone||unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 4GB internet, 4G Bonus - 1GB Data, 24 months - inclusive entertainment|
|Chris Bryant||EE||Information not held|
|Luciana Berger||O2||O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 10GB|
|John Healey||O2||O2 Refresh ultd 24M 2GB 4G with O2 Travel|
|Kerry McCarthy||Costs not claimed|
|Nia Griffith||Costs not claimed|
|Jonathan Ashworth||O2||O2 Refresh ultd 24M 5GB 4G|
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- 7 April 2016
- MPs' OFFICE COSTS
- Exemptions Applied: