Lord Taylor arriving at Southwark Crown Court
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Ex-Tory peer Lord Taylor jailed for expenses fraud

Former Conservative peer Lord Taylor of Warwick has been jailed for 12 months for falsely claiming £11,277 in parliamentary expenses.

He claimed travel costs between his Oxford home and Westminster, as well as subsistence for staying in London.

The 58-year-old said he had made the false claims "in lieu of a salary", and had been acting on colleagues' advice.

Tamsin Smith reports from Southwark Crown Court.

  • 31 May 2011
  • From the section UK