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Daily Telegraph's expenses spotlight falls on John Greenway

It seems that very few MPs will escape without having to do some explaining in the wake of the Daily Telegraph's continued sifting through the minutiae of their expenses claims over the last four years. Among the latest to blush a little is John Greenway, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services.
His claims for stocking the patio garden of the London flat he owned with his ex-wife, Sylvia, come under the spotlight today but, on the scale of the outrages perpetrated by some MPs, it seems a relatively minor misdemeanour. The article also comments on the profit he made on the sale of the flat, pointing out that he paid Capital Gains Tax on this but omitting to mention that the sale probably only took place because his divorce was going through at the time. His simple, straighforward response doesn't mention this, probably wisely.
John Greenway's north Yorkshire seat of Ryedale disappears at the next election and he is not standing again, having failed in his attempt to win selection for the new seat of Thirsk and Malton when it came up in November 2006. 
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