Loser Lembit Opik's bill for election was bigger

Lembit Opik lost his Montgomeryshire seat to Glyn Davies despite spending more money on his election campaign, figures reveal today.

Former Liberal Democrat MP, Lembit Opik,

Lembit Opik lost his Montgomeryshire seat to Glyn Davies despite spending more money on his election campaign, figures reveal today.

They also show Labour's David Wright spent about £6,000 less than his Tory opponent Tom Biggins to retain his Telford constituency by a whisker.

Mr Opik, who lost his second election of the year when he was booted out of the I'm A Celebrity jungle last month, spent £20,749.

In comparison, Mr Davies spent £17,851 — £2,898 less than Mr Opik — in a close-run election contest.

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Comments for: "Loser Lembit Opik's bill for election was bigger"

ANDREW FINCH

Yes but in some other areas both tory/labour spent more than the winner.

F. Dibnah

When will he realise that no one likes him

Jeffrey Borra

i am glad he can afford it in these austere times

let me have my say

I feel that he should repay all that money, why should the taxpayer fork out, any way he spent more time on tv than as an Mp.He could pay from his pay he got when he was in the jungle.

zz94

If you are going to stand for Montgomeryshire it would be a good idea if you were to get yourself photographed in a Land Rover wearing a wax jacket given the geography of the area, and not on a Segway or fondling a cheeky girl in the sun. As for Have I Got news For You, that is just political suicide.

If you are going to Edinburgh to try your hand at comedy here is a good tip. You need to get them to laugh with you not at you.

Paul

let me have my say, wrote:

"I feel that he should repay all that money, why should the taxpayer fork out,"

Where does it say it was tax payers money? It would either be his money or his parties money!

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