Jim Allister has already won something

Whatever else happens, Allister has won one contest this week: the other (rather more important) we will wait and see. The election campaign is almost over so it is unclear whether this will have any impact but Jim Allister has been rated the UK’s best MEP by the Taxpayers Alliance. Apparently MEPs were rated according to

Number of Parliamentary Questions asked (20%)
Campaigning activity (20%)
Expenses Transparency (20%)
Parliamentary voting record on key transparency, red tape, spending controls and anti-corruption legislation (40%)
Bonus marks were awarded for MEPs who opted out of the excessive second pension scheme and deducted for the 4 MEPs who have been involved in scandals involving financial irregularities.

The highest scoring MEP was Jim Allister with 79%
Jim Nicholson was equal 51st with 24% and Bairbre de Brun was 60th with 18%. There are 78 UK MEPs.

A consolation prize or a good start to his next term? We will wait and see


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