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DUP MPs top expenses claim list

The DUP's Jim Shannon (left) claimed most expenses with Ian Paisley Jnr in second place
Ian Jones, Press Association

The DUP's Jim Shannon claimed most expenses out of all 650 MPS in the House of Commons during the year 2014-15. 

The Strangford MP claimed £205,798.23, based on figures published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).

His DUP colleague Ian Paisley Jnr was second in the list with an expenses bill of £195,247.59.

10 MPs with largest claims (excluding travel expenses)

1. Jim Shannon (DUP, Strangford) £205,798.23

2. Ian Paisley Jnr (DUP, Antrim North) £195,247.59

3. Jo Swinson* (Lib Dem, Dunbartonshire East) £193,224.73

4. Gregory Barker** (Con, Bexhill & Battle) £193,140.12

5. Sarah Champion (Lab, Rotherham) £193,085.83

6. Chuka Umunna (Lab, Streatham) £192,170.91

7. Malcolm Bruce* (Lib Dem, Gordon) £191,952.51

8. Tim Loughton (Con, East Worthing & Shoreham) £188,428.29

9. Mike Weatherley** (Con, Hove) £188,354.39

10. Penny Mordaunt (Con, Portsmouth North) £186,452.50

*Defeated at general election in May 2015

**Stood down at general election in May 2015

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