Members of the public in Barnsley are asked their views
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'It's appalling' - Barnsley views on MP Eric Illsley's fraud

MP Eric Illsley has admitted he fraudulently claimed more than £14,000 in parliamentary expenses.

He pleaded guilty to three false accounting charges over claims for council tax, maintenance, repairs and utility bills for his second home.

Mr Illsley was re-elected as Labour MP for Barnsley Central in May, but was suspended from the party after being charged, and now sits as an independent.

Some members of the public in Barnsley gave their views about his actions.

  • 11 Jan 2011
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