Mark Hendrick improved his homes on us

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Preston MP Mark Hendrick has spent more than £7,000 of taxpayers cash on improvements to his homes in Preston and London.

Receipts in the MP's allowance files from 2004/5 to 2007/8 show he submitted claims for 441 on four mirrors, 405 on chairs with chrome legs and leather seats, 1,590 on a bed and pillows and 1,180 on a dining table.

Other claims include 132 on a table lamp, 156 on a floor lamp and a total of 1,666.50 on three wardrobes.

He also submitted claims for 3,868.87 for replacement doors, window frames, glazing and paint.

And he bought a 599 TV, a clock radio for 199, a 799 washing machine and tumble dryer and camcorder equipment worth 584.

He claimed 146 for three nights at Preston's Holiday Inn in March 2007.

In addition he claimed 152 for a flight ticket for a member of staff, 64 for a 12 month subscription to Tribune magazine and four photographs from the LEP – at a cost of 20.10.

The receipts reveal Mr Hendrick also claimed 1,880 to sponsor Preston North End's matchday programme in February 2007 including adverts inside the programme, on the front cover, on the teamsheet and an article on the club's website.