Margaret Beckett, MP for Derby South, claimed back Congestion Charges of £2,520. That’s the price of an annual season ticket – enough to cover 252 days of driving in central London, even though Parliament sits for only 150 days in a year.
We were staggered that someone could overpay the congestion charge by around 100 days, and contacted Beckett’s office for a comment.
A spokeswoman for Mrs Beckett told us: “Mrs Beckett says she did not drive in London before 2010 and was unfamiliar with the charge. She was told the best thing was to pay for the entire year so she was always covered. She was unaware of other options. If there is an alternative, she’ll certainly be looking into it.”
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