Brian Coleman has almost tripled the amount of expenses he claims from the London Fire Authority, Tory Troll can reveal.
The figures released to this blog, show that the man Boris Johnson appointed to chair LFEPA claimed a whopping £2275 in 'subsistence and travel' between 1 April and 31 December 2008.
This is almost three times what he claimed between April and December the year before.
To put that into context, the other 25 members of LFEPA claimed just £1395 worth of expenses between them over the same period.
Now quite why Brian Coleman needs any extra 'subsistence' after accepting over 60 free dinners is anyones guess.
As is why he would need to claim extra travel expenses from LFEPA after claiming £18,000 from the Assembly over two years.
And when he's also been looking for top ups to his £100k allowances then some serious questions still need to be asked.
The news that Brian Coleman has almost tripled his expense claims comes after Boris Johnson advised Assembly Members to show 'restraint' during the recession.
Asked about his member's allowance grab at last month's Mayor's Question Time, Boris said:
"I'm generally in favour of restraint and as far as I'm able to direct it, I will direct restraint..."
"I'm in favour of us all setting an example."
Well he certainly can't accuse Coleman of not setting an example to Londoners. It just happens to be a spectacularly bad one.