UK Politics

David Amess MP defends expenses claims

The MP for Southend West, David Amess, says he has done nothing dishonest in relation to his expense claims.

He issued a statement following reports he was currently under investigation for alleged expenses fraud.

In the statement, Mr Amess said he had fully co-operated "with the various audits which have been carried out of all parliamentary claims".

He added: "I have voluntarily made an appointment with the police to clarify any issues they may have."