MPs' secretarial and office allowances are not an automatic 'perk'; they are a reimbursement of actual expenditure - based on a detailed return to the House of Commons Finance Office.
I write as a member who did not vote for the recent increase and who will be unlikely to use the full amount of what Mr Connolly so wrongly calls my 'pay rise'.
MP for Ravensbourne (Con)
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