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MPs must not profit from second homes

February 16, 2010 10:53 PM
Cllr David Kendall

Cllr David Kendall has made a commitment to Brentwood & Ongar residents

Cllr David Kendall, prospective parliamentary candidate for Brentwood & Ongar, has welcomed today's pledge by Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg that promised to support any legislation needed to make payback of sale profits from the taxpayer-funded second homes of MPs possible.

Nick Clegg said:

"The Liberal Democrats will support any legislation necessary to ensure that MPs pay back the profit they make on the sale of their second homes, as recommended by Sir Ian Kennedy.

"The public will expect Gordon Brown and David Cameron to make a similar commitment.

"I personally remain committed to returning to the public purse all money made from my Sheffield home since it was purchased."

David said:

"Nick made this commitment some time ago and the Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for electoral reform. No Lib Dem MPs flipped their homes to make gains."

"Furthermore, I have made a firm commitment to the electorate via my "Setting the Standard" statement which, amongst other things, confirms that I will not claim for a second home and will continue to live in my modest Brentwood home."

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