One of Boris Johnson's Deputy Mayors has had his GLA credit card confiscated after it was found that he had used it to buy "groceries, meals and a car CD player"
According to a statement issued to Dave Hill,
"The investigation established that there were items on the bills that were not related to GLA business. The card had been used on a limited number of occasions to purchase personal items. On every occasion the expenditure had been repaid at the earliest opportunity and it was firmly established that there was no personal gain on any occasion."
However analysis of GLA audit reports, shows that Clement claimed more in 'other expenses' than any other senior member of staff.
Between last July and January of this year Clement claimed £3785 on top of separate claims for foreign and domestic travel.
As leader of Bexley Council, Clement was heavily criticised for charging a £7000 junket to the taxpayer.
Earlier this week Boris himself was criticised for being the joint biggest claimant of the additional claims allowance, as an MP.
In a statement today the Mayor said that:
"Openess, transparency and taxpayer value are at the heart of my administration. I take very seriously indeed any behaviour that could potentially raise questions about that firm commitment."
Which makes you wonder why he has decided to reappoint Brian Coleman? What kind of commitment to taxpayer value was that?