David Laws resignation: Your reaction
Liberal Democrat David Laws has resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, after admitting he claimed expenses to pay rent to his partner. What's your reaction?
Mr Laws had earlier apologised over the revelations in the Daily Telegraph, and said he would pay back the £40,000 he had claimed. He said his intention was to keep his relationship with partner James Lundie private.
Since 2006, Parliamentary rules have banned MPs from "leasing accommodation from a partner". But the Yeovil MP queried whether Mr Lundie counted as a "partner" as defined by the rules on expenses.
The Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg paid tribute to Mr Laws, saying they hoped he would return to government. Mr Laws will be replaced by the Scottish Secretary Danny Alexander, who is also a Liberal Democrat.
Do you think David Laws did the right thing in resigning? How will this latest MPs' expenses story affect the coalition government? Should further changes be made to the system of claiming expenses?
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