The parliamentary standards watchdog, known as the IPSA, has started an investigation into Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer.
The investigation relates to expense claims made by the Conservative MP relating to office costs.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority published this statement:
Following receipt of a complaint from a member of the public, the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today opened an investigation into claims made under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses('the Scheme') by Johnny Mercer MP.
The expenditure under investigation relates to Office Costs Expenditure claimed under the Scheme.
The notice of investigation can be found via this link.
In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation, no further information shall be published until the investigation has been concluded.
Upon conclusion of the investigation, a report including details of the case made against the MP, evidence, findings and any sanctions will be published.
In response to the investigation, Johnny Mercer MP said: