Labour MP Simon Danczuk has been ordered to repay thousands of pounds after admitting he made an “error” in his expenses claims.
The Rochdale MP has been investigated over money he wrongly claimed for the cost of his children living in London.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has now told him he must repay £11,583.20.
Mr Danczuk said he “holds his hands up” and promised to re-pay all the money “at the earliest opportunity”.
Local Liberal Democrats asked police to check if Mr Danczuk had wrongly claimed expenses for accommodation for two of his children.
In reply to Friday’s IPSA ruling, MP Danczuk said: “My accommodation claims were made according to what I believed at the time to be an accurate interpretation of IPSA’s guidelines.
“Regrettably, due to the vague wording of the rules, I inadvertently claimed 10% more than my annual living allowance, money which was paid directly to my landlord in London and not to me.
“I hold my hands up and admit that this was an error on my part.
“I am relieved that this issue has finally been cleared up and I will of course re-pay the full amount at the earliest opportunity.”
The MP was suspended by the Labour Party in December after he admitted sending lewd texts to a 17-year-old girl.
He was also interviewed by police earlier in January in connection with a rape allegation dating from 2006.
Police confirmed on Friday their investigation is continuing.
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