I was suprised to read in the Malvern Gazette the amount of expenses that have been claimed in regards to Chimney Sweeps within Worcestershire. I have never cleaned an MP's chimney – at least, not that I am aware of.
It says this in the Malvern Gazette:
"HOW MUCH HE CLAIMED IN 2008/09: £19,968.77 Cost of hotel stays: Mortgage/rent: Food: Utilities: £2,095.94 Council tax: £2,681.73 Telephone: - Cleaning: £3,616.50 Service/maintenance: £4,440.55 Repairs/insurance/ security: £2,212.72 Others: £4,921.33 Total: £19,968.77 Some of the items you paid for: £3,025: decorating master bedroom, en-suite and front of house £54: bathroom work, including the fixture of seven crystal knobs to units and wardrobe £68: window cleaning £55: chimney sweep £40: pest control £25: petrol for lawnmower £23.45: tomato plants and compost £6.49: one tin of wood preserve £6.25: a hard broom"
If you want me to pop round next year for a sweep MPs then drop me a line. But I think you may be paying the bill yourself?