THREE Cheshire MPs are confident they will not be embarrassed after information about expenses was leaked to a newspaper.
Andrew Miller, Christine Russell and Stephen O’Brien said their professional finances were in order and they had nothing to hide.
The Daily Telegraph has published an exposé on cabinet ministers’ expenses and have also targeted MPs.
The three local politicians were all in favour of transparency over the issue but criticised the Telegraph for the way it obtained their personal details.
Ellesmere Port and Neston Labour MP Andrew Miller said he has kept expenses records since he was elected in 1992 but attacked The Daily Telegraph.
He said: "We are talking about information sold by someone. I am a great believer in our Press but I cringe at cheque-book journalism.
"The key is transparency and perhaps once per Parliament there should be a fully-fledged audit of MPs’ accounts.
"If anyone wants to challenge mine, I have a number of box files in my loft and I can account for just about every penny I have spent."
Chester Labour MP Mrs Russell said: "There should be transparency. I have nothing to hide. I have lived in my house for 25 years and I have rented in London so I won’t be making any profit.
"But what is appalling is these claims have been sold to the highest bidder and I find it unacceptable my bank details have been made known to others."
Eddisbury Tory MP Mr O’Brien said he had received his receipts and that all expenses claimed during his Parliamentary career were justified.
"We are all committed to full transparency and publication of all receipts seems to be just that," he said. "I am not sitting here thinking that I have made any claims that I cannot fully justify."