English racks up big bill on cam­paign-pe­riod travel

The Dominion Post - - Politics -

Na­tional leader Bill English racked up close to $100,000 in tax­payer-funded travel ex­penses over the cam­paign pe­riod. English spent $99,454 on travel for him, his staff, and his spouse over July-Septem­ber. New Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern spent $23,465 over the same pe­riod, but she was only Labour leader for two of those months and has fewer staff. For­mer leader An­drew Lit­tle’s bill was al­most $40,000, sug­gest­ing his tab might have ended up pick­ing up some of Ardern’s travel.

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