Boris Johnson claimed hundreds of pounds to keep taxis waiting outside his home, in between appointments, his latest expense records have revealed.
One journey, just ten miles from his home in Islington to Edmonton, cost the taxpayer almost £240 including waiting time.
Another journey from City Hall, to his home and then onto Chelsea Park cost us £186.
Boris claimed a total of £4689 in taxis up until March of this year.
However, like Assembly Members he also has access to a free Travelcard.
Earlier this year the Mayor's office told me that:
"[The Mayor] cycles everywhere he possibly can, and if he cannot he happily uses public transport or very occasionally a taxi."
Under GLA rules he can only claim for taxis:
"when public transport is unavailable or impractical"
It's hard to see how this applies to his commute to City Hall. Or indeed from City Hall along the river to the Tate.
You can read through Boris's full itemised expenses here