Manchester: Can Home Secretary claim speeding ticket expenses?



Home Secretary Suella Braverman asked on her first day as an MP whether she could claim a speeding ticket incurred during Parliamentary duties on expenses – meaning taxpayers would fund it – a Conservative MP has claimed.

William Wragg, MP for Hazel Grove in Greater Manchester, recalled the incident in posts on social media last night in which he described the ‘lamentable hopelessness of the Home Secretary.’

Mr. Wragg, stepping down as an MP at the next election, having represented his constituency since 2015, posted a picture of Big Ben early this morning, followed by a series of tweets describing the alleged incident.

The question is said to have been asked to members of IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, after a presentation given to new MPs on their first day in Parliament, which both he and Ms. Braverman attended in 2015.

The Home Secretary finds herself amid a legal battle over plans to deport people who arrive in the UK by boat claiming asylum to Rwanda.

Suella Braverman is alleged to have asked if the ticket could be claimed on expenses and therefore funded by taxpayers
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