Take the 5/1 that he’ll have to pay some back
William Hill have just put out a press release about a new market on whether Harrow East Labour MP and minister, Tony McNulty, will have to pay back some of the Â£60,000 of taxpayers’ money he claimed for the mortgage on a house he owns in his Harrow constituency where his parent live. You can get 5/1 that he will have to pay at least some it back.
As has been reported this is close to his constituency office and just 11 miles from Westminster. McNulty himself lives in his wife’s house in Hammersmith, three miles from Westminster.
Two days ago John Lyon, the parliamentary commissioner for standards, launched a formal investigation.
Given that other MPs like Caroline Spelman earlier in the month have had to pay some money back after expenses’ investigations it’s hard to see how the hapless McNulty will not be forced to do likewise.
This is one of those Hills markets that has been announced to the media but is not yet up on the William Hill website. I got Â£100 on by going through on the phone.
It seems a great bet and with luck you should have the satisfaction of making some money from the actions of this stupid man who appears to be too thick to realise how his greed is viewed by the outside world.
Perhaps the Labour and Tory MPs for seats in the capital who do benefit ought to take some lessons from the Lib Dem MPs for London seats – none of whom claim the housing allowance.