Here are the top five parasites for expenses claims:
Eric Joyce (Lab: Falkirk West) £187,334
Michael Connarty (Lab: Falkirk East) £183,466
Alistair Carmichael (Lib Dem: Orkney and Shetland) £176,190
Ben Wallace (Con: Lancaster & Wyre) £175,523
Mohammed Sarwar (Lab: Glasgow Govan) £174,882
That Ben Wallace is on the list doesn't really surprise me. He represents the neighbouring constituency to mine, and has always struck me as being second only to Nigel Farage in being the politician you would be least likely to buy a second hand car from.
I was going to stand against Wallace in the new constituency of Wyre and Preston North, shame I'm not now. But I'm sure I'll pop up somewhere in the general election, it would be rude not too, but where I'm not sure yet. Watch this space.