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Ex-leader ordered to repay expenses claim

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A former leader of a London council must pay back over £2,000 of expenses claims for trips that had already been paid for.

Bexley LBC had paid for Ian Clement’s accommodation at a BT conference in the United States, which brought together politicians, academics and businessmen.

More than half of the £2,087.85 the council has asked to be paid back was spent on this trip.

Mr Clement, who was council leader between May 2006 and May 2008, claimed £1,270.50 in overnight subsistence allowances for the trip.

Mr Clement has previously paid back £1,220 he spent on the council card which was found to have funded personal expenditure.

Mr Clement later became deputy mayor for government and external relations on the Greater London Authority (GLA) but had to resign after a similar row when it was revealed he had made false claims on his GLA credit card.

However, Bexley`s audit committee fou

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