So I went back to the Sunday Mirror article and began to compile a list of every MP, their constituency, their party, their claim amount and what the claim was for. Once you have a full table of results you can then sort them into highest to lowest, organise them by party and create sexy graphs.
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The graph shows that no party came off well, each has at least two MPs that claimed more than the average but there is one party that sticks out more than any other. And of course, one MP that sticks out more than any of them.
Here is the table in full, in order of the highest
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But let's look at the others too. The top seven claims were all Labour, between them their claim was 59.81% of the total. That's just seven out of 40 MPs. In comparison, eight of the ten MPs that didn't claim were also Labour. But the example they have set is trashed by the seven at the top of the list. Just including Labour's top seven and bottom eight claimers gives you a total of around £269 above the average.
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Labour has by far the most MPs in Wales, so of course you would expect their share of the claims to be the most. But the amount Labour MPs claimed is ten percent higher than their share of MPs. Which of course means that the share of claims by the other parties is lower than their share of MPs.
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I'll leave you with a fantastic reply (one of well over 500 before I was banned) that was left on Peter's facebook group by a disgruntled constituent.
"Just seen all of this, but would refer back to Mr Hain's post. Oil is very expensive, it is, as are other types of fuel. Difference is, where as we have to turn it down, or turn it off, he doesn't have to bother, as we all pay for however much he want's to use. Big difference I reckon, still, we can't have a cold MP can we ?"
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