Alex spotted that Sir John Butterfill paid back £17,478 despite being asked to pay only £2,364.
Who else has appeared to have gone overboard in an attempt to clear their name? This list is not comprehensive but will give you an idea….*
Phil Hope has paid back a stunning £42,674…..10 times the £4,365 demanded of him.
Keith Vaz has paid back £18,949, more than 10 times the £1,514 demanded of him.
Sally Keeble paid back £4,189, 10 times the £451 recommended.
Humfrey Malins repaid £9,954 8 times the demand of £1,329
John Reid has repaid £7,336 against the £2,731 demanded
Sir Alan Haselhurst has repaid £14,574 against a demand of £11,679.
Mark Hendrick has repaid £9,003 against a demand of £6,885.
Charles Hendry has paid back £473, double the £223 that was demanded.
Richard Younger-Ross repaid £6,352, double the £3,181 asked for
Oliver Letwin paid back £3,883 against a demand of £613
Peter Luff repaid £3,868 instead of the recommended £2,170
Rob Marris repaid £4,600 against claim of £1,153
Christine McCafferty has repaid £3,666 against claim of £1,529
Ian Taylor repaid £908 against a demand of £178
Ed Vaizey repald £2,449 instead of the £463 demand
Might some of them now be feeling a little sore?
* This could reflect the way in which party leaders ordered MPs to repay large amounts of money soon after the scandal broke. But it does raise questions over – as Anne Widdecombe suggests – the judgments may have been “lazy, incompetent and illogical”. Members have complained for months that Legg’s judgments seemed somewhat arbitrary.