Lord Hanningfield and reporters
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Tory peer Lord Hanningfield found guilty of expenses fraud

The Conservative peer Lord Hanningfield has been found guilty of six counts of expenses fraud, totalling more than £14,000.

The prosecution said he had claimed for overnight stays in London between March 2006 and April 2009, when he had actually returned home to Essex.

Mike Cartwright looks at the background to the case.

  • 26 May 2011