Simon Danczuk faces investigation by MPs’ expenses watchdog
Rochdale MP reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority over expenses claimed for having his children stay at his London second home
Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale, who was suspended by the Labour party in December for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a teenager, is under investigation by the parliamentary expenses watchdog.
Danczuk was reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) by a member of the public in relation to expenses claimed for having his four children stay with him at his second home in London.
The MP has two children with his wife Karen, from whom he is separated, and another two children with his ex-wife Sonia Rossington. The complaint is understood to relate to claims that his oldest two children do not routinely stay with him in London.