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Bercow: 'I did not spend £45,000'
Commons Speaker John Bercow has denied
allegations that he spent £45,000 re-
decorating his grace-and-favour
apartment in the Palace of Westminster.
The Daily Telegraph reported he spent
£45,581 on work, including new
wallpaper, furniture and televisions.
It says Mr Bercow previously admitted
spending £20,000 making his apartment
suitable for his family, but the true
cost was more than twice this.
However the Speaker said he had no say
in much of the spending.
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