The biggest “own car” claim for 2011/12 was from Khalid Mahmood – Labour MP for Birmingham, Perry Bar – who charged taxpayers £12,783.80 over the course of the year.
To put that in perspective, that’s enough money to buy a brand-new 58mpg 1.2-litre Ford Fiesta Edge (£9,725) and pay for 29,348 miles’ worth of petrol at current prices.
Or you could pick up a 63mpg 1.0-litre Volkswagen up! (£7,995) and pay for 45,994 miles’ worth of petrol at current prices.
Alternatively, you could use that money to buy a brand new 47.9mpg 1.2-litre Dacia Sandero Access (£5,995) and run it for more than 53,840 miles.
In other words, Mahmood claimed enough money to buy a brand-new car and enough petrol to run it for five years. The other top 10 own car expense claims are listed below:
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