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"Within the rules"

Louisa Compton | 16:43 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

binley_45837041_001188882-1.jpg The Conservative MP who claimed almost £60,000 to rent a flat from his own company told Victoria this morning that he doesn't believe he's done anything wrong. The Northampton South MP, Brian Binley, made the claims whilst he appealed against a change in House of Commons rules banning MPs from renting properties from themselves or their companies. He moved to a different flat after the Speaker rejected his appeal in April and told Victoria what he did was "honest, above board, straight-forward and a fair-deal to the tax payer":

Lots of reaction from Mr Binley's constituents to the interview. Evelyn said "I listen regularly but never felt compelled enough to text before. I am a constituent of Mr Binley and even voted for him! Am apalled by his arrogance. Hope Cameron takes positive action. Won't be voting for him again for sure!". And Andy said "I am a constituent of Mr Binley. He sums up everything wrong with polititians. Blinkered views, black is white arguments. He doesn't have my support!" But there was some support for him, like this text from Colin "I think Brian Binley was completely up front and honest. Surely the problem is with the fee's office allowing widespread abuse."


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