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MP making £19k off a property paid for by taxpayer

Labour MP Linda Riordan is accused of pocketing £19,000 a year by renting her taxpayer-funded second home to a fellow MP while she claims expenses for a third property.

The Halifax MP rents it out to fellow Labour MP Iain McKenzie who pays her £1,560 a month in rent. It means she has three properties, two of which are funded by the taxpayer.She is one of four MPs involved in the controversial practice, that is technically permitted by expenses rules.