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Labour MP 'reports peer to police over expenses'

A Labour MP says he has reported peer Lord Hanningfield to the police over allegations related to his parliamentary expenses.

John Mann said he was reporting the former Tory peer to the Metropolitan Police for investigation under the 1968 Theft Act.

"Lords can claim either by the half-day or the day," said Mr Mann. "If what has been reported is accurate, he has been doing much less than half-days but claiming for a day."

In a letter to Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, obtained by the Mirror, Mr Mann said it appeared that Lord Hanningfield's actions could amount to obtaining money by deception.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the Met was not aware of Mr Mann's complaint having been received.

Read: Labour MP expected to request investigation into peer

Labour MP says banking report doesn't go far enough

Labour MP John Mann, who sits on the influential Treasury Select Committee, said the Banking Commission's report does not go far enough:


Banking commission fails to get to grips with the fundamental issue: why banks can take huge risks and get away with wrecking the economy


Banking commission dabbles with banking culture but avoids dealing with bank power


Two key banking commission omissions: accountability and transparency


John Mann MP attacks state subsidy for Thatcher funeral

The Labour MP for Bassetlaw, John Mann, has weighed in on the debate about subsidising Margaret Thatcher's funeral with taxpayer money:


My grandad left enough to pay for his own funeral and wake. Not a penny more. Just his military medals. No state subsidy for the old soldier


Its a state subsidy that can go: paying for politicians funerals.

Read: Prescott attacks Thatcher's funeral costs

Labour MP John Mann: 'Why no women on the Inquiry?'

The Labour MP John Mann has been responding angrily to being left out of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. despite being on the Treasury Select Committee.

He has tweeted:


testosterone fuelled banking culture must be tackled to get positive change. Why no women on the Inquiry? Stand aside for Leadsom or Pierce


Tyrie's not put any women on his inquiry. Despite my availabilty I would have happily stood aside for Andrea Leadsom and Teresa Pierce

Labour MP's wife sent dead bird in the post

Nottinghamshire MP John Mann
Nottinghamshire MP John Mann, who is married to newly-elected councillor Jo White Credit: Labour Party

A Labour MP's wife has spoken of her shock after being sent a dead bird in the post.

Newly-elected councillor Jo White, wife of Nottinghamshire MP John Mann, discovered the decomposing bird at their home earlier this week.

In a statement, Ms White said she was left shaken and frightened after finding the package when she returned home from her first official meeting at Bassetlaw District Council.

"I came home after the council's AGM and found a pile of post waiting for me," she said.

"Whilst there was an unpleasant smell I thought nothing of it until I began opening the last package when the smell became so overwhelming I retched and felt really sick."


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