Labour MP Sarah Champion claims £17 poppy wreath expenses

The BBC is reporting that Labour MP Sarah Champion claimed £17 on parliamentary expenses for the cost of a Remembrance Day poppy wreath.

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, billed the taxpayer for the tribute as “office costs”, describing it as “necessary expenses”.

According to the Mail The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) said MPs were not allowed to make such claims and was seeking repayment from Miss Champion.

Ms Champions e-mail address is

I just sent her a nice letter.

Dear Ms Champion,

Thankfully I am not one of your constituents but I have just read a BBC News article which alleges that you claimed £17 in parliamentary expenses as reimbursement for a remembrance day poppy wreath.

If this story is true and you hold our armed services in such contempt you have no business being a member of parliament. Such a blatant, mean spirited and contemptible act is totally disrespectful of those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.

If you have acted in such a disrespectful way you should not seek re-election in the forthcoming General election. By way of recompense you should make a public apology and a sizeable donation to one of the many armed services charities.

As an armed services veteran I think that your behaviour in this instance is a disgrace and frankly you make me ashamed to be British!

Yours Sincerely
Alan Ewart

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