Region’s MEP Nigel Farage at the centre of expenses row

Nigel Farage - leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage - leader of UKIP

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UKIP leader and MEP for the region, Nigel Farage is at the centre of an expenses row after receiving tens of thousands of pounds of European Union cash to pay for an office in Sussex – which he uses rent-free.

Mr Farage has raked an average of £15,000 a year from the EU since at least 2009 to pay for the upkeep of his constituency office in Lyminster, near Littlehampton.

But the 625 sq ft office – a former grain store in Church Lane – was given to Mr Farage, 50, rent-free by local UKIP supports John and Julia Longhurst, more than a decade ago.

 

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