Prime Minister Liz Truss spent £1,800 of PUBLIC money in Norwich club shop, claims Emily Thornberry

Prime Minister – and Norwich fan – Liz Truss spent more than £1,800 of public money in the Canary Islands club shop when she headed the Foreign Office, Labor MP Emily Thornberry claims

  • PM Liz Truss ‘spent more than £1,800 of public money in Norwich FC club shop’
  • Labor MP Emily Thornberry made allegations in a letter published on Twitter
  • New Conservative Prime Minister Truss is a fan of Championship side Norwich
  • Thornberry also questioned “£4,333.30 spent on two trips to the hairdresser”.

Prime Minister Liz Truss has reportedly spent more than £1,800 at the Norwich City club shop when she headed the Foreign Office.

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

The allegations stem from an open letter from Labor MP and shadow prosecutor Emily Thornberry, who posted the document on Twitter and questioned why the use of Foreign Office expense cards had risen by 45 per cent over the previous year.

Conservative Prime Minister appointed in July Liz Truss (pictured) has reportedly spent more than £1,800 in the Norwich City club shop while she headed the Foreign Office

Conservative Prime Minister appointed in July Liz Truss (pictured) has reportedly spent more than £1,800 in the Norwich City club shop while she headed the Foreign Office

The South West Norfolk MP is openly known as a supporter of champions Norwich City FC

The South West Norfolk MP is openly known as a supporter of champions Norwich City FC

Two payments were made to the Championship team's club shop (above), £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, when Truss was Head of Department as Foreign Secretary

Two payments were made to the Championship team’s club shop (above), £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, when Truss was Head of Department as Foreign Secretary

Thornberry’s tweet read: “How did the Foreign Office manage to spend £4,333.30 on two haircuts? Why has their spending on government procurement cards increased 45 percent 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 expense items and categories which – on the surface – are not easy to understand and seem unusual in the context of the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) … even £1,841 expenditure in the club shop of Norwich City.’

An FCDO spokesman replied: “We are committed to using public funds responsibly. Our employees follow set guidelines to ensure purchases are appropriate and 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 published on Twitter, which also questioned how government officials managed to get £4,333 for

Labor MP and shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry (pictured) made the allegations in a letter to the Foreign Office published on Twitter, which also questioned how government officials managed to get £4,333 for “two trips to the hairdresser’s ‘ to spend.

Two payments were made to what is now the Championship Club, £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, when Truss, as Foreign Secretary, headed the department. It is not yet known who made the payments or ordered or what was bought.

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

The FCDO also pointed out that details of departmental spending are published “regularly” on the government website and that they would formally respond to Thornberry’s letters in due course.

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