Below you will find details of the expenses claimed by Scotland’s MPs for the financial year running from April 1st 2017 to 31st March 2018. As well as total expenses I have also put a figure for average monthly expenses.

The figures include office, staff, accommodation, travel and miscellaneous expenses. 

Due to there having been a General Election in June 2017 I have worked out the averages like this:

  • Returned MPs – Total Divided by 12
  • New MPs – Total Divided by 10
  • Outgoing MPs – Total Divided by 3 (as per IPSA pro-rata guidelines)

The results are ordered alphabetically by Constituency and are displayed as:

MP’s Name (Party) – Total for Year – Monthly Average

Below the list you will find a summary and analysis of the figures.

Aberdeen North: 

  • Kirsty Blackman (SNP) – £184,895.65 – £15,407.97

Aberdeen South:

  • Ross Thomson (Con) – £138,344.68 – £13,834.47
  • Callum McCaig (SNP) – £32,447.48 – £10,815.83

Airdrie and Shotts:

  • Neil Gray (SNP) – £203,113.23 – £16,926.10

Angus:

  • Kirstene Hair (Con) – £143,466.50 – £14,346.65
  • Mike Weir (SNP) – £30,390.23 – £10,130.08

Argyll and Bute:

  • Brendan O’Hara (SNP) – £220,081.13 – £18,340.09

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock:

  • Bill Grant (Con) – £116,294.18 – £11,629.42
  • Corri Wilson (SNP) – £47,953.11 – £15,984.37

Banff and Buchan:

  • David Duguid (Con) – £135,415.15 – £13,541.52
  • Eilidh Whiteford (SNP) – £33,760.93 – £11,253.64

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk:

  • John Lamont (Con) – £173,124.11 – £17,312.41
  • Calum Kerr (SNP) – £34,186.51 – £11,395.50

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross:

  • Jamie Stone (Lib Dem) – £124,716.44 – £12,471.64
  • Paul Monaghan (SNP) – £42,164.91 – £14,054.97

Central Ayrshire:

  • Philippa Whitford (SNP) – £198,704.55 – £16,558.71

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill:

  • Hugh Gaffney (Lab) – £144,775.13 – £14,477.51
  • Phil Boswell (SNP) – £39,241.03 – £13,080.34

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East:

  • Stuart McDonald (SNP) – £201,746.12 – £16,812.18

Dumfries and Galloway:

  • Alister Jack (Con) – £143,862.89 – £14,368.29
  • Richard Arkless (SNP) – £37,561.56 – £12,520.52

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale:

  • David Mundell (Con) – £205,382.75 – £17,115.23

Dundee East:

  • Stewart Hosie (SNP) – £186,968.42 – £15,580.70

Dundee West:

  • Chris Law (SNP) – £205,924.85 – £17,160.40

Dunfermline and West Fife:

  • Douglas Chapman (SNP) – £190,794.97 – £15,899.58

East Dunbartonshire:

  • Jo Swinson (LD) – £163,323.40 – £16,323.40
  • John Nicolson (SNP) – £34,083.46 – £11,361.15

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow:

  • Lisa Cameron (SNP) – £205,005.93 – £17,083.83

East Lothian:

  • Martin Whitfield (Lab) – £131,429.76 – £13,142.98
  • George Kerevan (SNP) – £35,776.92 – £11,925.64

East Renfrewshire:

  • Paul Masterton (Con) – £127,205.31 – £12,720.53
  • Kirsten Oswald (SNP) – £39,625.56 – £13,208.52

Edinburgh East:

  • Tommy Sheppard (SNP) – £197,685.92 – £16,473.83

Edinburgh North and Leith:

  • Deidre Brock (SNP) – £199,047.94 – £16,587.33

Edinburgh South:

  • Ian Murray (Lab) – £199,521.54 – £16,626.80

Edinburgh South West:

  • Joanna Cherry (SNP) – £189,652.36 – £15,804.36

Edinburgh West:

  • Christine Jardine (LD) – £135,640.86 – £13,564.09
  • Michelle Thomson (Ind) – £42,504.04 – £14,168.01

Falkirk:

  • John McNally (SNP) – £200,555.55 – £16,712.96

Glasgow Central:

  • Alison Thewliss (SNP) – £200,898.07 – £16,741.51

Glasgow East:

  • David Linden (SNP) – £168,497.06 – £16,849.71
  • Natalie McGarry (Ind) – £37,187.36 – £12,395.79

Glasgow North:

  • Patrick Grady (SNP) – £220,131.95 – £18,344.33

Glasgow North East:

  • Paul Sweeney (Lab) – £96,689.39 – £9,668.94
  • Anne McLaughlin (SNP) – £38,973.75 – £12,991.25

Glasgow North West:

  • Carol Monaghan (SNP) – £182,842.14 – £15,236.85

Glasgow South:

  • Stewart McDonald (SNP) – £182,465.83 – £15,205.49

Glasgow South West:

  • Chris Stephens (SNP) – £218,299.91 – £18,191.66

Glenrothes:

  • Peter Grant (SNP) – £185,402.96 – £15,450.25

Gordon:

  • Colin Clark (Con) – £125,985.07 – £12,598.51
  • Alex Salmond (SNP) – £34,413.01 – £11,471.00

Inverclyde:

  • Ronnie Cowan (SNP) – £198,555.02 – £16,546.25

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strahspey:

  • Drew Hendry (SNP) – £235,309.78 – £19,609.15

Kilmarnock and Loudoun:

  • Alan Brown (SNP) – £162,445.34 – £13,537.11

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath:

  • Lesley Laird (Lab) – £137,803.74 – £13,780.37
  • Roger Mullin (SNP) – £35,502.38 – £11,834.13

Lanark and Hamilton East:

  • Angela Crawley (SNP) – £210,581.45 – £17,548.45

Linlithgow and East Falkirk:

  • Martyn Day (SNP) – £203,243.01 – £16,396.92

Livingston:

  • Hannah Bardell (SNP) – £214,406.87 – £17,867.24

Midlothian:

  • Danielle Rowley (Lab) – £129,925 – £12,992.51
  • Owen Thompson (SNP) – £47,623.86 – £15,754.62

Moray:

  • Douglas Ross (Con) – £137,240.78 – £13,724.08
  • Angus Robertson (SNP) – £33,675.84 – £11,225.28

Motherwell and Wishaw:

  • Marion Fellows (SNP) – £180,555 – £15,046.28

Na h-Eileanan an lar:

  • Angus MacNeil (SNP) – £148,578.99 – £12,381.58

North Ayrshire and Arran:

  • Patricia Gibson (SNP) – £175,017.45 – £14,584.79

North East Fife:

  • Stephen Gethins (SNP) – £203,723.17 – £16,976.93

Ochil and South Perthshire:

  • Luke Graham (Con) – £157,457.30 – £15,745.30
  • Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (SNP) – £37,421.54 – £12,473.85

Orkney and Shetland:

  • Alistair Carmichael (LD) – £205,725.65 – £17,143.80

Paisley and Renfrewshire North:

  • Gavin Newlands (SNP) – £224,080.88 – £18,673.41

Paisley and Renfrewshire South:

  • Mhairi Black (SNP) – £192,405.98 – £16,033.83

Perth and North Perthshire:

  • Pete Wishart (SNP) – £189,244.60 – £15,770.38

Ross, Skye and Lochaber:

  • Ian Blackford (SNP) – £241,904.36 – £20,158.70

Rutherglen and Hamilton West:

  • Ged Killen (Lab) – £126,856.94 – £12,685.69
  • Margaret Ferrier (SNP) – £29,807.27 – £9,935.76

Stirling:

  • Stephen Kerr (Con) – £178,964.73 – £17,896.47
  • Steven Paterson (SNP) – £40,629.50 – £13,543.17

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine:

  • Andrew Bowie (Con) – £141,017.76 – £14,101.78
  • Stuart Donaldson (SNP) – £39,203.39 – £13,067.80

West Dunbartonshire:

  • Martin Docherty-Hughes (SNP) – £180,615.95 – £15,051.33

Out of the 20 SNP MPs who lost their seats at the General Election, 15 of their unionist replacements had higher average monthly expenses.

In total Scotland’s MPs claimed £11,247,056.15 in expenses, broken down as follows:

  • Office Expenses: £1,411,162.69
  • Staff Costs: £7,626,920.64
  • Accommodation: £1,202,646.20
  • Travel & Subsistence: £928,254.49
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: £78,072.13 

When you include our MPs salaries totalling £4,484,649, that’s £15.7 Million that could have been saved in a year if we didn’t have to send MPs to Westminster.


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