expenses record

I am a supporter of open and transparent politics. I believe that politics is about public service.

If you would like to suggest a local charity for a donation from the allowances I have placed in a charity fund, please contact me. Ormskirk's Wellbeing Centre for Older People; Westhead Village Hall and an Edge Hill student in need have received donations in the recent past.

Tax year 2007/08
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £7416.57
Charitable Donations through Give As You Earn: £1920.00
Expenses claimed: Nil
Other: Not applicable

Tax year 2008/09
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9161.79
Charitable Donations through Give As You Earn: £2320.00
Expenses claimed: Nil
Other: July 2008 - Attended Buckingham Palace Garden Party with my wife, representing West Lancashire District Council. Two Labour councillors also attended.
Two nights bed and breakfast at City Inn, Westminster and chauffeured transport to London and to the Palace provided by West Lancashire District Council. All other meal, transport and incidental expenses covered from personal account. Other councillors will attend this event in future years.
November 2008 - Attended Speed Reading course run by Northwest Employers. Cost: £99

Tax year 2009/10
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9225
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £2880
Expenses claimed: Nil

Tax year 2010/11
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9225
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £2880
Expenses claimed: Nil

Tax year 2011/12
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9225
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £2880
Expenses claimed: £162.10 for 2nd class advanced return train fare to London and one night bed and breakfast in hotel to attend a training course on developments in Local Government Housing Finance having taken on role of Housing Finance Portfolio Holder and before the major changes to housing finance in April 2012

Tax year 2012/13
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9225
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £2880
Expenses claimed: Nil
Other: June 2012 - Attended a dinner with drink and entertainment at the Manchester Hilton Hotel paid for by Tunstall. Paid for own travel expenses.

Tax year 2013/14
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £9225
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £2880
Expenses claimed: Nil

Tax year 2014/15
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £5144.43
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £1130
Expenses claimed: Nil

Tax year 2015/16
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £3462
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £1380
Expenses claimed: Nil

Tax year 2016/17
Taxable Gross Allowance Received: £3462
Charitable Donations through Give as You Earn: £1380
Expenses claimed: Nil