£13k ho­tel bill for boat Tory

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

A TORY MP who boasted of shiv­er­ing in a sleep­ing bag on his boat to save tax­pay­ers’ cash claimed £13,000 in ho­tel bills.

Johnny Mercer paid £2,400 a year to berth his cruiser in Lon­don Dock­land be­cause of “shock­ing” rents and said cold nights made him buy a heater and use an old army sleep­ing bag in­stead of a du­vet.

But ex­penses data re­veals the Ply­mouth MP claimed £12,814 in Lon­don ho­tel bills at pub­lic ex­pense in 2016/17.

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