MPs Expenses: The price of democracy in Aylesbury Vale

MPs and councillors throughout Aylesbury Vale cost tax payers £1,573,269 in the 2007/08 financial year.

Aylesbury MP David Lidington cost 115,891 in expenses (excluding basic allowance) while Buckingham and Winslow MP, John Bercow, cost 103,436.

County councillors cost a total of 914,792.66 in allowances and expenses, while 439,149.34 was spent on district councillors' allowances and expenses.

Both Mr Lidington and Mr Bercow agree that democracy has taken a battering this week and the public faith in the parliamentary system needs to be restored.

Click here to see the full MPs expenses.

Click here to see Bucks County Counillors' expenses and allowances.

Click here to see Aylesbury Vale District Counillors' expenses and allowances.

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