Montague Gurring, Labour MP for Scotton with Fuller, has been found not fiddling his expenses.
Gurring, who defied the Government whip recently over the hunting with Coley and Sild issue, said from his home today,
"I was just being honest. It seemed wrong to claim taxpayer's money for things I expenses I did not incur or to pretend I needed a second home. I have an old caravan parked in back of the Palace of Westminster, for late business, but to be honest I hardly use it. It cost me £340 on Ebay, and I hadn't the heart to charge it to the taxpayer. Of course, my wife helps me with constituency work, but she gets minimum wage, in order to remind her what it is like in the real world."
Gurring, known for his machine washable ASDA suits and packed lunches, and who lists his outside interests as keeping an allotment and having the odd punt on the gee gees, shunned the attention at the weekend.
"What's all the fuss?" he said to me during a short phone call. "I try do do it the honest way, I even buy my own wank videos"