Local MLAs yearly expenses total £98k

Assembly reveals members' claims

Local MLAs yearly expenses total £98k

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Jonathan McNabb

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Jonathan McNabb

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NORTH Antrim's five MLAs racked-up expenses totalling £98,003 in the space of 12 months.

According to figures published by the Assembly last week, the politicians' travel budget alone almost reached £5000.

The remaining sum was largely spent on office rental and staff costs.

Top spender was leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Robin Swann, whose expenses totalled £23,103.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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