A WELSH MP was one of those who pocketed thousands of pounds each to give up the right to cheap rent, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for the higher charges, it emerged yesterday.
Dai Havard the Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, was one of around 40 who were offered lump sums for moving out of, or paying a higher rent at the Dolphin Square block in Westminster after it was bought from the council by a private company, The Daily Telegraph claimed. The estate had long been used to provide low-cost accommodation for MPs in London.
The real stitch up!
3 years ago