How ‘hard-up’ minister made £500k on home taxpayer helped buy before spending profits on £1.25m seven-bedroom mansion in his constituency

How ‘hard-up’ minister made £500k on home taxpayer helped buy before spending profits on £1.25m seven-bedroom mansion in his constituency


‘The Foreign Office minister who quit because of ‘intolerable’ expenses rules is the owner of a million-pound mansion, bought using profits from the sale of his taxpayer-funded home.
Mark Simmonds, the MP for Boston and Skegness, resigned on Monday complaining his income did not cover the cost of renting a Westminster flat big enough for his family.
But the 50-year-old already owns a seven-bedroom grade-II listed house with a heated swimming pool.’
Read more: How ‘hard-up’ minister made £500k on home taxpayer helped buy before spending profits on £1.25m seven-bedroom mansion in his constituency
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