I have just seen that my MP has claimed £23,057 in costs associated with staying away from home, despite her constituency office being just 33.1m from the Houses of Parliament. I can only assume that these costs relate to stays in Wales in her role as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, I shall be writing a letter this week to ask more.
I also see that £91,658 is going on staffing costs, I think I will ask about that as well. I have already seen that the constituency office is only open between 9.30am and 2.30pm, so that unlikely to be stacked full of fulltime employees.
See how much your MP claimed in 2007/08 here.