Expenses & Allowances:
Following the MPs’ expenses scandal, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – or IPSA – was established to oversee the introduction of new rules and the stringent administration of the payment of expenses and allowances to all Members of Parliament to enable them to carry out their duties.
The expense and allowance claims of Andrew Gwynne MP can be viewed on the IPSA website.
All claims are published bi-monthly and include the full costs paid for renting a constituency office, as well as equipping it; all phone, stationery and postage costs; all staffing costs (including staff wages and employer pension and national insurance contributions); and any travel and overnight stays in London when Parliament is sitting.
Click here for the link: www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk
Staffing for 2016-17:
Here is a list of the members of staff working for Andrew Gwynne MP, all of whom are paid out of the IPSA Staffing Allowance made available for MPs, in the 2016-2017 financial year:
Located in the Constituency Office:
- Angela Monks (Office Manager) – Full Time
- John Farrell (Secretarial and Casework support) – Part Time
- Jayne Bickerdyke (Secretarial and Casework support) – Part Time
- Oliver Ryan (Caseworker) – Part Time
Located in the Westminster Office:
- Sergio Esposito (Parliamentary Assistant) – Part Time
- Kyle Unwin (Assistant Parliamentary Researcher) – Paid Intern
Additional Parliamentary Passholders:
Cllr Brenda Warrington, as Andrew Gwynne’s Constituency Agent (an unpaid position) is also a Parliamentary passholder. Andrew Gwynne’s wife also has a spouse’s pass for access to the House of Commons estate.
Neither of these two passholders have received any remuneration from the Parliamentary allowances of Andrew Gwynne MP.