His annual allowance for his role is £25,000, and he lives in Oban Street, Poplar, which is about a 10-minute walk to the Jubilee Line at Canning Town station and a 12-minute walk to East India DLR.
Yet he has twice billed us more than £100 for functions at the Houses of Parliament.
One was a return trip from the Town Hall in Mulberry Place on Feb 10, 2011, that cost £121. Now, it takes about 26 minutes by DLR and Tube to Westminster for a return fare of £4.20. And lo and behold, according to AA Route Planner, by car it takes…26 minutes! And, according to this online minicab quote, a return taxi fare would ordinarily cost £50. So this means, our supposedly cost-saving council is using an extortionate limo service, or our supposedly cost-saving deputy mayor has been keeping the meter running while he attends his very, very important meetings in Westminster.
His second trip to Parliament was on July 14, 2011, when he ordered a cab to collect him from his home and then return him to the Shadwell Centre for £122.
And I wonder what the barons at Unison feel about him charging taxpayers £140 for a return trip from Mulberry Place to their Euston Road HQ on Dec 14, 2011. Maybe, like millions of others who have no choice but to suffer it every day, Ohid just dislikes the Northern Line.
|13.12.10||£52.13||House of Commons|
|10.2.11||£121.71||House of Commons||Return to Mulberry|
|12.2.11||£106.43||Baden Powell House, SW7||Return to Oban St|
|22.3.11||£63.75||Brick Lane||Return to Mulberry|
|28.3.11||£50.61||Bethnal Green Tech College||Return to Oban St|
|28.3.11||£30.68||Bethnal Green Tech College||Return to Oban St, seems
to have been charged twice – see above?
|26.4.11||£59.44||Shadwell Childrens Centre||Return to Mulberry|
|11.5.11||£52.90||Ocean Youth Centre||Return to Mulberry|
|16.5.11||£86.14||London SOAS||Return to Oban St (1-way,
Lutfur also went,returned separately, Lutfur’s total was £64.08)
|14.7.11||£122.65||House of Lords/Shadwell
|Oban St to House of
Lords/House of Lords to Shadwell Centre
|14.7.11||£3.30||Shadwell centre||Return to Oban St|
|2.8.11||£51.69||Pudding Mill Lane DLR||To and from Oban St|
|9.11.13||£22.18||Bethnal Green Police
|From Oban Street|
|6.9.11||£36.11||House of Commons||From Oban St|
|9.11.11||£90.85||London Councils, London
|To and from Mulberry|
|11/1111||£59.45||City Hall||To and from Oban st|
|12.11.11||£66.93||Mansion House||To and from Oban St|
|14.12.11||£140.89||Unison Centre, Euston Road||From Mulberry return to
|28.3.12||£68.44||Government Hospital||From Mulberry return to
|18.4.12||£33.97||Royal London Hospital|
|17.5.12||£32.74||The Royal regency, Manor
|This seems to be a
function/wedding type venue
|17.5.12||£56.34||O2 Centre||Collected from the Royal
|14.6.12||£29.74||The View, E3||Collected from Oban St,
returned (7pm) Chrisp St