Prime Minister Liz Truss spent £1,800 of public funds on Norwich club shop, claims Emily Thornberry

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Prime Minister – and Norwich fan – Liz Truss spent more than £1,800 of public funds on the Canaries Club shop while running the Foreign Office, Labor MP Emily Thornberry has alleged.

Prime Minister Liz Truss ‘spent more than £1,800 of public funds on Norwich FC’s club shop’ Labor MP Emily Thornberry alleged in a letter published on Twitter New Conservative Prime Minister Truss, a Championship fan, also questioned Norwich Thornberry’s ‘spending £4,333.30 on two pounds. Hairdresser’s Trip

Prime Minister Liz Truss allegedly splashed out more than £1,800 at the Norwich City Club shop while in charge of the Foreign Office.

Truss, the new Conservative Prime Minister appointed in July and the MP for South West Norfolk, is openly known as a Norwich fan.

The allegations come in an open letter from Labor MP and shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry, who released the document on Twitter and questioned why the use of Foreign Office Expense Cards had risen by 45 per cent compared to last year.

Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss (pictured), appointed in July, splashed out more than £1,800 at the Norwich City Club shop while in charge of the Foreign Office, it has been alleged

The South West Norfolk MP is openly known to be a fan of Championship side Norwich City FC.

Two payments were made to the Championship side’s club shop (above), £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, when Truss, as Foreign Secretary, headed the department.

Thornberry’s tweet read: ‘How could the Foreign Office spend £4,333.30 on two trips to the hairdresser? Why has their spending increased by 45 percent through government purchase cards since last September? And why won’t they answer these and dozens of other related questions? Read all about it in my letter.’

The letter is quoted as saying: ‘There are numerous items and categories of expenditure which – on the surface – are not easy to understand, and seem unusual in the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) context… even £1,841 spent on the Norwich City Club shop.’

An FCDO spokesperson responded: ‘We are committed to using public money responsibly. Our staff follow set guidelines to ensure purchases are appropriate and achieve value for money for the taxpayer.’

Labor MP and shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry (pictured) made the allegations in a letter to the Foreign Office department published on Twitter, which also questioned how government officials were able to spend £4,333 on ‘two trips to the hairdresser’.

Two payments were made to the now-Championship club, £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, while Truss, as Foreign Secretary, was heading the department. Who paid or ordered, or what was purchased, is not yet known.

Thornberry also asked how government officials managed to spend £4,333 on ‘two trips to the hairdresser’.

The FCDO also pointed out that departmental expenditure details are ‘regularly published’ on the government website and that they would provide a formal response to Thornberry’s letter in due course.



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