Every Member of Parliament receives £10,000 of public money in the form of a communications allowance. It is basically used by MPs to inform their constituents of how wonderful they are and what a great job they are doing. Naturally, the Taxpayers' Alliance is opposed to this allowance.
Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North, recently used this allowance to issue a traffic and transport survey to residents in Kingswood. As she is not informing us of her work and is trying to gather information to help her in her general election fight, this survey should have been paid for by Hull North Constituency Labour Party.
I have therefore written to John Lyon, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, as a private individual and constituent of Ms Johnson, and have asked him to investigate the matter. I will post his response here when I receive it. I have also written a letter to the Hull Daily Mail to inform readers of the newspaper of my actions.