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Visualizing The Massive Rise In UK MP Security Costs Since Jo Cox’ Murder

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Since the murder of MP Jo Cox last June as she was campaigning in her Batley and Spen constituency, the total expenses claimed by MPs for security assistance have increased on a massive scale. You will find more statistics at Statista As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, from 2010/11 to 2015/16, the mean annual total was £73 thousand. In 2016/17 this rose to an astounding £2.55 million. The figures, newly released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) reflect the reaction to the shocking attack. In response, the IPSA has made it easier to get expenses, such as reinforced windows and bomb-proof letter boxes, signed off.

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Since the murder of MP Jo Cox last June as she was campaigning in her Batley and Spen constituency, the total expenses claimed by MPs for security assistance have increased on a massive scale.

Visualizing The Massive Rise In UK MP Security Costs Since Jo Cox' Murder

You will find more statistics at Statista

As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, from 2010/11 to 2015/16, the mean annual total was £73 thousand. In 2016/17 this rose to an astounding £2.55 million.

The figures, newly released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) reflect the reaction to the shocking attack.

In response, the IPSA has made it easier to get expenses, such as reinforced windows and bomb-proof letter boxes, signed off.

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