Chris Loder MP – Highest Expenses Again!

When he was elected in December 2019, Mr Loder’s claims were the lowest of the five Dorset MPs.  Last year Chris Loder claimed higher business costs and expenses than any other new MP during the the 2019-20 financial year, costing the taxpayer around £71,000.

This year, West Dorset MP Chris Loder claimed £256,176 in expenses last year, figures reported yesterday by Dorset Echo & Bridport News’ digital reporter Sam Greaseley-Machin – the eighth highest amount.

That is £52,296 more than the average £203,880 claim from March 2020-March 2021.

  • South Dorset MP Richard Drax‘s claim was among the lower end nationally at £173,907.63 – around £159,000 of that being staff costs.
  • North Dorset’s Simon Hoare claimed £212,892.94.
  • MP for mid-Dorset and North Poole, Michael Tomlinson claimed £217,449.59.

Mr Loder, whose claim was made up of office, staff, travel and accommodation costs –

You can determine how finanacially prudent Chris Loder MP has been and view further details HERE on the IPSA website. The IPSA is the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the independent body that regulates and administers the business costs and decides the pay and pensions of the 650 elected MPs and their staff in the UK.

Chris Loder MP claimed £256,176 in expenses. This is while our country was in Lockdown.  This is in addition to his £81,932 salary as of 2020.

Any questions?

Please contact CHRIS LODER MP, our representative for West Dorset:


Photo: Dorset Echo.