David Laws, who was forced to resign last May, after it was revealed that he had claimed in excess of £40,000 of taxpayers’ money in ‘rent’ which he paid to his then secret gay lover, James Lundie, with whom he was sharing a house.
David Laws claimed the money in second-home allowances, despite a ban on MPs making claims for renting from partners.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, John Lyon, will be issuing his report which is rumoured to be ‘damning,’ and leave his reputation somewhat tarnished. Leaving him sufficiently damaged, to prevent him returning to front bench duties any time soon!
Fraud to the tune of £40,000, cannot be excused by claiming that he was trying to keep his relationship a secret! He could have simply not claimed the money he was not entitled to in the first place, he is after all rich! Simples, as they say!