Politics: Cambridge MP Anne Campbell, cycling in the city

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Freewheeling: Cambridge MP Anne Campbell, cycling in the city yesterday, welcomed the clear hint by Ann Taylor, the Leader of the House of Commons, that she may have won her one-woman campaign for a bicycle allowance for MPs.

"During the recess, I was travelling 70 to 100 miles a week. I wear out tyres pretty quickly. I think 5p a mile would not be too much to ask, but it would pay for new tyres," Ms Campbell said.

MPs receive a car allowance of about 43p a mile, but as a matter of principle Ms Campbell has chosen not to own a car.

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Geoff Robinson

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