How much are Wiltshire MPs asking for utility bills over spending?

The MP for Devizes has claimed nearly £3,600 in electricity bills over expenses at his second home between 2020 and 2021.

Analysis by the MailOnline shows that Danny Kruger, MP for Devizes, was the top public service requester of all MPs for 2020-2021.

Mr Kruger’s electricity bills totaled £3,598.24 for that period, according to data from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, a body that publishes individual MPs’ spending each year.

Industry watchdog Ofgem estimated the average dual-fuel price was £1,138 a year in 2018.

But gas and electricity costs are expected to skyrocket this year. Energy UK thinks they could increase by 50% by spring.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, Salisbury MP John Glen and North Wiltshire MP James Gray did not claim any utility bill over the expense, but North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson claimed dual fuel bills for his home totaling £509.24 between 2020 and 2021.

Wiltshire South West MP Andrew Murrison recorded £913.11 in office utility bills and £700.03 in accommodation utility bills over the same period.

Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan claimed £900.47 for utility bills but no house bills.

Based on data available between 2021 and 2022, Mr. Kruger had no utility claims. Mr Tomlinson has spent £181.74 so far.

MPs receive expenses to cover the costs of having accommodation in London or their constituency and utility bills are part of this.

A spokesperson for Mr Kruger told the MailOnline: ‘Danny disputed the energy bills on several occasions with the supplier as they were clearly very high, although within the budget set by Parliament. He did not been able to get the bills reduced.

“He has since moved to his constituency and his bills this year are considerably lower.”

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