MR Lewis’s sour petty attack (‘Is MP good value for us?’, September 22) is typical of small- minded opponents of the Labour Party.
If Mr Lewis was accurate he would have reported that the vast bulk of Peter Hain’s so called MP ‘expenses’ are on running his Neath Office. About £113,000 is staff salaries. Approximately £20,000 is on office costs including rent, electricity, gas, telephone bills and stationery, which included that used in the work carried out for the Swansea Valley Miners’ Appeal Fund.
The small remainder was on weekly travel costs to Parliament and on maintaining a second home due to having to live both in London and Neath.
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