16 Nationalist MLAs in the top 20 of free ink claimants…

Interesting front page story in the Irish News today… They’ve been digging on the use of free toner to political parties and it breaks down to this:

Sinn Fein £93,550
SDLP £58,693
DUP £52,770
UUP £25,515

Pat Doherty in West Tyrone claimed about £16,300, although the party say that Doherty shared an office with the former MLA Clare McGill… Sinn Fein MLAs made up nine of the top twenty spots followed by the SDLP (seven), the DUP (three), and the UUP (one)…

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