PEOPLE in Solihull are sick of hearing about MPs expenses as the Parliamentary expense scandal rumbles on.
Last week the Solihull News featured the figures that Meriden MP Caroline Spelman received after her expenses were made public.
Over a four-year period, Mrs Spelman claimed £40,000 for bills at her second home in Dorridge, which included £17,000 for electricity, gas and water bills.
Solihull resident Ronald Roe said he is “disgusted” at the recent claims from MPs.
“It’s just sheer greed isn’t it,” the 79-year-old said.
“I’m disgusted because they are just money-grabbers.
“Someone should have spotted this sooner. I’m amazed they’ve been allowed to get away with it for so long.”
Seventy-five-year-old Walter Oakes echoed his views and said he could not believe it’s been going on for so long.
“This should have been spotted two, three or four years ago,” said the former Solihull resident who now lives in Dudley.
“They’ve been getting all this money for years but who’s to stop them because they’re not breaking the law.
“I’m sick of it all now though.”
Raymond Webster, from Solihull, said he has “lost all trust” in MPs after the recent exposes.
“To be honest I don’t trust any of them any more, they’re all the same in my view,” said the 81-year-old.
“I’m a pensioner and get taxed on my savings yet you see all this going on.”
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Kimberley McCabe said that the figures seem to be excessive.
“I work all week and pay my taxes but when I see this it makes me angry,” she said.
“I don’t really know much about MPs but no-one seems to speak very highly of them after what has happened.”
Mrs Spelman encouraged anyone who had concerns with her individual expenses to attend one of her surgeries.