MID Cheshire’s Tory MP Stephen O’Brien could be ready to release detailed accounts of his parliamentary expense claims within the next two weeks.
While other high-profile MPs have come under fire in the aftermath of the Daily Telegraph investigation into Westminster claims, the Eddisbury MP has stayed out of the headlines.
The 52-year-old Conservative MP – whose constituency covers Cuddington, Davenham, Moulton, Oakmere and Winsford – says he cannot yet publish details of his charges.
But the Shadow Health Minister maintains he will make details available as soon as he receives confirmation that disclosure is not in breach of the law.
“As soon as the House of Commons tell us we can go ahead and publish the details Stephen has every intention of doing so,” said the MP’s spokesman, Craig Jackson. “We’re looking at potentially the second week of June.”
Mr Jackson said the MP saves taxpayers thousands of pounds a year by not claiming a penny under the ‘communications’ bracket.
He added: “Stephen makes sure he tries to offer as good a value for money as possible and keep costs down for the taxpayer.”