'My furniture is all second hand', claims Warwick and Leamington MP after council leader spending scandal
The MP for Warwick and Leamington has claimed he has sourced his office furniture from a second-hand company, after it was revealed more than Â£13,000 was spent on county council leader Izzi Seccombe's.
Labour MP Matt Western bought most of his furniture for his constituency office from Leamington-based organisation Action 21, which he says has cost Â£480 since June 2017.
Mr Western said: “It was a pleasure to visit Action 21 in South Leamington.
“Over the last eight months I have sourced all my office furniture from Action 21 and other second-hand stores and suppliers.
“In this time of austerity it’s important to be careful with public money.”
Warwickshire County Council said the Â£13,770 spent on Cllr Seccombe’s furniture was necessary to make the office look ‘credible’.