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Starmer racked up staggering £160k bill for chauffeured cars


Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer spent £160,000 on chauffeur driven cars during his five years as Director of Public Prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service - three times the amount spent by his successor in the same role over the same period.

Starmer’s total travel bill stood at £236,485 including business and first-class flights in the thousands.

The role is not traditionally understood to require extensive travel and is based in London.

Starmer isn’t the only leading Labour figure to come under fire for excessive spending.

Just two years ago, the party’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner found herself in the spotlight as it emerged the Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne had spent £2,100 of taxpayers’ money on Apple technology including £249 for personalised air pods.

In 2015, Rachel Reeves the current shadow Chancellor was one of 19 Members of Parliament to have her official taxpayer funded credit card suspended by IPSA having accrued over £4k of invalid expenses.