My expenses: May 2010 - April 2014

The current annual salary for an MP is £65,738. In addition, MPs receive allowances to cover the costs of running an office and employing staff, accommodation in London and travel costs between Parliament and their constituency. Further information is available from the Parliamentary website.

If you need any further information about my expenses, my office or how I conduct my job please contact me.

All of my expenses are detailed on this page, as are any gifts I receive. The rules dictate that I must declare any gift, income or earning over £66, however I have listed them all so you can see exactly what I have received.

Total Cost 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Constituency & Staffing Costs          
Constituency Office Costs £15, 747 £19,213 £20,070 £20,130  
General Admin £0 £667 £0 £0  
Staffing Expense £0 £93 £5,129 £0  
Payroll £99,606 £114,847 £130,198 £140,982  
Direct Parliamentary Expenses          
Accommodation £10,994 £20,363 £13,330 £19,117  
Travel & Subsistence £6,746 £9,678 £9,693 £10,409  
Total £133,089 £164,862 £178,420 £190,638  

For details of further details on the breakdown of my expenses, or for details of the claims I have made during the current Parliament, please visit the website of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

Gifts

1st March 2011 

Associate Parliamentary Minerals Group Lunch - Tessa’s meal was paid for by the CBI Minerals Group.

2nd March 2011

Tessa bought 100 shares of £1 each in the Red Brick Building Centre, Glastonbury.

17th – 20th April 2011

Tessa stayed as a guest at the home in Crete of an old friend and her daughter’s Godfather, Patrick Alley Director of Global Witness, a Non-Governmental Organisation.

10th May 2011

Tessa was sent a bottle of wine from the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia – as a thanks for joining the British-Slovenia All Party Parliamentary Group

1 Bottle Bagueri Goriska Brda Merlot 2005 – value approx £20

See link – http://www.latevintage.com/index.php?contentId=190

13th May 2011 

Tessa received lunch to the value of approx £5 as a guest of Adrian I’Anson, Prebendary of Wells Cathedral Chapter following the Wells Cathedral Conversation

26th May 2011

Tessa received a beautiful bunch of flowers from Ray Stewart, Managing Director at Manuflex Ltd, Highbridge to the approx value of £40.

31st May 2011

Tessa recevied a bottle of Sancerre from the Wells WI group following a debate to the value of approx £10.

11th June 2011

Tessa had lunch to the value of £12 from the Federation of Small Businesses at City Arms in Wells

17th June 2011

Tessa had supper at Millfield House, Millfield School as a guest of Richard and Jen Owlett.

24th June 2011

Tessa attended Glastonbury Festival, ticket provided as a guest of Philip Eavis, Benleigh House, Pilton, Somerset. BA4 4BR to the value of £190

29th June 2011

Tessa had supper at the Bank Restaurant, 45 Buckingham Gate, London as a guest of Oxfam to the value of £37.50.

1st July 2011

Tessa donated £100 to Friends of the Earth to help cover the cost of room hire from Energy Bill meeting in Glastonbury.

6th July 2011

Tessa was taken to St Katharine Docks, London to visit the IFAW ship ‘Song of the Whale’ at a cost of £10, Canapés were provided to the value of £10.

12th July 2011

Tessa attended Her Majesty the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace where cake, hot water and light refreshments were enjoyed.

15th July 2011

Tessa received 2 model lorries from Framptons to the value of £6

16th July 2011

Tessa received a Bougainvillea from John Trott from Mendip Bonsai Studio to the value of £35

20th July 2011

Tessa was given a ticket to Gerry Cottles circus (no animals) to the value of £10

21st July 2011

Was given a complementary car wash by the new BP/Budgen Wells Service Station to the value of £7.

July 2011

Tessa was offered and refused £5,000 per year from the Camping and Caravanning Club to represent their interests in the House of Commons.

7th August 2011

Received a bunch of flowers from the Burnham Area Rescue Boat to the value of £25.

8th August 2011

Received a bottle of Balsamic Vinegar from Ms Sharran North to the value of £10.

27th August 2011

Box of Chocolates from the Committee of Mark Flower Show to the value of £10.

29th August 2011

Radfords fudge to a value of £3.50 from Robert Brandrick of Radfords Fudge.

A beautiful bunch of flowers from Marlene Tooker of East Cranmore to a value of £10.

1st September 2011

Two pens to the value of £5 from PBTI Electronic Imaging Products.

Dinner to the value of £45 at the Swan, Wedmore.

16th September 2011

One shirt donated from the Wedmore Real Ale Society as a thank you for helping out on the door, to the value of £10.

18th September 2011

A berakfast to the value of £7.40 was enjoyed with thanks to Pearson International.

One curry supper at the Birmingham Lib Dem conference as a guest of the RSPCA to the value of £17.85

19th September 2011

One sausage and mash supper plus crumble from the NFU/Food and Drink Federation at the Birmingham Lib Dem conference to the value of £15.

23rd September 2011

Tessa and her team received 4 coffees to the value of £5.60 from The Bell Inn in Shepton Mallet.

Tessa had a supper in the Wells Cathedral School cafeteria at Wells Cathedral School to the value of £5.

7th November 2011

Tessa had dinner to the value of £100 donated by the City of London Corporation.

13th November 2011

A lovely lunch courtesy of the Shepton Mallet Royal British Legion to the value of £12.50. Tessa then later attended the Cheddar Remembrance Service and she was given tea at the Bath Arms Pub to the value of £5.

16th November 2011

Tessa had canapes to the value of £10 as a guest of Jonathan and Alison Newberry of Chapel Allerton.

19th November 2011

Tessa accepted 3 complementary hospitality tickets to watch Bath Rugby Club play Leinster on December 11th  from Rhina Sport and Leisure Ltd to the value of £150.

21 November 2011

Tessa had canapes to the value of £5 as a guest of the Somerset National Farmers’ Union at the Webbington Hotel.

22 November 2011

Lunch courtesy of Brian Livings to the value of £5

2nd December 2011

Tessa accepted a jar of cosmetics to the value of £2.50 from Katie Lawson.

3rd December 2011

Tessa received a 2012 diary from the Cheddar Cottage, Indian restaurant to the value of £10.

6th December 2011

Tessa accepted a copy of the Wurzells Christmas Album to the value of £7

7th December 2011

Tessa had supper as a guest of Quentin Heim of Accuray, manufacturers of advanced radiotherapy equimpment to the value of £40.

Tessa also enjoyed canapes from the WI National Federation to the value of £2.50

9th December 2011

Tessa received a Glastonbury brick and a carved wooden pen holder to the value of £10 from the Red Brick Building organisation. She also enjoyed breakfast to the value of £3.50.

14th December 2011

Tessa was a guest of OFCOM at a breakfast meeting to the balue of £22.

21st December 2011

One box of biscuits from Mark Head, Flying Colours was received to the value of £5 and another tin of biscuits from Jill Shortland Consultancy Services to the value of £10.

Also a panregale cake arrived to the value of £10 from Ramesh and Zalina Dewan with thanks.

9th January 2012

Tessa received a lovely bunch of flowers from Kerry and Craig Dunn to the value of £35.

10th January 2012

Tessa received with thanks an interesting book on the history of Penleigh to the value of £10.

25th January 2012

Tessa attended a National Housing Federation – South West reception. She was given a cup and saucer and 2 pens to a value of £8

Also Tessa attended a PRASEG lunch to the value of £49.78

29th January 2012

Tessa attended the Brean motor rally and was given some flowers to the value of £25.

30th January 2012

Tessa attended a dinner run by Centreforum to the value of £52.50

1st February 2012

Tessa attended a lunch run by PRASEG/British Gas to the value of £56.53.

20th February 2012

Tessa received a t-shirt and 4 bottles of beer from Glastonbury Ales to the value of £15

Also received a £6 lunch from John Jackson of Old Mill Accountants, Shepton Mallet.

5th March 2012

Tessa had dinner at Roux in Parliament Square as a guest of the University of Cambridge to the value of £95.

7th March 2012

Tessa received a lunch to the value of £5 as a guest of David Hopkins of Wedmore

15th March 2012

Tessa was a guest of Magnox at The Swan hotel in Wells as part of the Into Somerset group and enjoyed dinner to the value of £27.50

16th March 2012

Tessa was given some poetry books and pottery from the Heads Up charity of which she is a patron.

April 2012

Tessa enjoyed a meal at the Community Policing Awards to the value of £21.40

22nd April 2012

Tessa was given a lovely bunch of tulips by Wells Vineyard Church to the value of £10. Sarah’s Cakes of Berrow Road, Burnham-On-Sea also gave Tessa two cakes to the value of £3

25th April 2012

Tessa was invited to breakfast by Mimi and Annabel Astle during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Type 1 Parliament Day to the value of £5.

2nd May 2012

Tessa had lunch at a Thematic Groups meeting held by National Grid to the value of £10

4th May 2012

Tessa had lunch at the courtesy of Longleat Estates to the value of £7.50

5th May 2012

Tessa had supper as a guest of Wedmore Farmers Preserving Club at Wedmore Village Hall to the value of £15

6th May 2012

Tessa enjoyed afternoon tea as a guest of the Mayor of Wells, Cllr. Danny Unwin, after the service for the unveiling of the Memorial for Harry Patch to the value of £5.

11th May 2012

Tessa received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from the Brean Caravan Park owners to an approximate value of £65.

12th May 2012

Tessa received a lovely orchid to the value of £12 from the Wells & District Lions Club

16th May 2012

Tessa was the guest of the Asphalt Industry Alliance at a meeting regarding potholes in the House of Commons, the lunch cost £52.

22nd May 2012

Tessa enjoyed a risotto at the Swan, Wells as a guest of the BBC after the Olympic torch relay to the value of £12.50

Tessa was also given a Prom Programme by the BBC to the value of £5

23rd May 2012

Tessa had a breakfast meeting with the William Hill organisation to the value of £10

28th May 2012

On attending the opening of the PLUSS mobility showroom in Brent Knoll, Tessa was given flowers and a goody bag containing a pen, small bear, coaster and pen to the valur of £30 with thanks.

13th June 2012

Tessa attended the Oxfam’s Westminster Women’s Dinner to a value of £68.

18th June 2012

Attended a Save the Children event and luncheon to the value of £28.13

20th June 2012

Tessa went to a working breakfast held by The Industry and Parliament Trust, discussing ‘Why the Creative Industries matter’ to the value of £13.

Tessa received a book called ‘The Geek Manifesto, Why Science Matters’ by Mark Henderson from a constituent to the value of £18.99.

27th June 2012

Tessa attended a working breakfast with Lloyds Banking Group and enjoyed a continental breakfast to the value of £5

29th June 2012

Tessa received some lovely flowers from Mark College to the value of £35

10th July 2012

Tessa attended a Citizens Advice Bureau breakfast to the value of £17.04

21st July 2012

Tessa received a lovely bunch of flowers to the value of £25  for judging at the Burnham On Sea/Highbridge Carnival contest.

23rd July 2012

Tessa received with thanks the book ‘Order! Order!’ by Robert Rogers, the Clerk to the House of Commons to the value of £14.99

Tessa also received a lovely book called Lympsham Tails to the value of £10 with thanks.

14th August 2012

Tessa received a party bag to the value of £2.50 donated by the Burnham-On-Sea Pirates Day from Louise Parkin at the Pavilion.

17th August 2012

Tessa received a T-shirt for her help at Wedmore Harvest Home to the value of £20.

20th August 2012

Tessa enjoyed a light buffet lunch whilst visiting Bill Hayley Engineering Group to the value of £10

22nd August 2012

Tessa attended a lunch with the local Federation of Small Businesses and enjoyed a lunch to the value of £16.50

23rd August 2012

Tessa attened a pre-concert light buffet as a guest of the Minns family.

 25th August 2012

Tessa had a cream tea at the opening of the Brent Knoll Village Hall Extension to the value of £5

26th August 2012

Tessa was given some lovely flowers to the value of £40 and enjoyed a wedding breakfast at Kilver Court as a guest of Caroline and Rashid Dirk.

11th September 2012

Tessa went to a reception for the Institute of Directors Autumn Reception and had canapes and orange juice to the value of £5

4th October 2012

Tessa was given a book of poetry by Mr John F Gemson to the value of £1.20 and a book entitled ‘Longest Journey – A History of Black Lewisham’ to the value of £8.

Tessa also received a lovely bunch of flowers from Aster Communities to the value of £15.

20th October 2012

Tessa was given a light to the value of £2 and a lovely bunch of flowers to the value of £5.50 from the Wessex RFCA whilst visiting the cadets at Yoxter camp.

25th October 2012

Tessa and Bella Dog attended the Westminster Dog of the Year competition supporting responsible dog ownership and received a doggy bag to the value of approximately £25.

Tessa attended a Meningitis Trust reception and accepted a gift of 3 biro pens and a key ring to the value of £1.50

Tessa also attended a ‘Sustainablity on a Budget’ reception sponsored by Wolseley UK and Furnox and Mira and Honeywell where she received a Mira Eco Watersaving Showerhead to the value of £20 and a canvas bag and central heating energy saver from Furnox to the value of £18 and a keyring from Honeywell to the value of £1.50.

27th October 2012

Tessa was given a lovely bar of Sandalwood Soap to the value of £3.5o by Ms D Manning with thanks.

28th October 2012

Tessa was given a lovely bottle of wine to the value of £10 from a Mr A Smith as thankyou for helping him with casework.

2nd November 2012

Tessa received a book entitled ‘Who or why or which or what? A global gazetter of the instructive or strange’ by John Oldale to the value of £17

7th November 2012

Tessa enjoyed lunch as a guest of the Institute of Economic Affairs to the value of £50

9th November 2012

Tessa was given a samples bag of cosmetics from Emma of Wedmore to the value of £10. She was also given a 3D printed shoe whilst attending a meeting at Clarks HQ in Street to the value of £15.

14th November 2012

Tessa was given a big bag of Bombay Mix to the value of £2

16th November 2012

Tessa received a beautifull bunch of flowers worth £25 from ABC charity as thanks for help with a Parliamentary reception.

Tessa enjoyed a fish and chip take away lunch to the value of £10 as a guest of the Tinknell family.

1st December 2012

Tessa received two gifts with thanks  from the Friends of The Treatment Action Campaign, two tee shirts to a value of £10 each and a book, ‘Fighting for our lives: The history of The Treatment Action Campaign’ to a value of £5.

Tessa also received a contribution towards a leather documents bag to a value of £25 from David at ‘Can Do 4 You’ – leather goods and shoe repairs (10 High Street, Wells, Somerset).

5th December 2012

Tessa received ‘The Classic fM Quiz Book’ from Classic fM to the value of £9.99 and ‘There is no such thing as a free press’ to the value of £8.95 from the Hacked Off campaign group.

11th December 2012

Tessa has been sent a copy of the book, ‘Is there a case for same-sex marriage? Questions of eligibility and consequences’ costing £7.99 by the Anglican mainstream and Voice for Justice UK.

Tessa received a tea-towel from the Court Meadow Disabled Rider Group to the value of £10 with thanks.

Tessa also received a dog treat stocking from the Mars group in thanks for Bella taking part in Westminster Dog of the Year to the value of £5.

15th December 2012

Tessa received a box of Black Magic chocolates from the Wedmore Farmers Group with thanks, to the value of £10. She has also received a Cheddar Cottage A5 week to two pages diary for 2013 to the value of £5.

18th December 2012

Tessa was given the book, ‘Marked for Death: Islam’s war against the Wset and me’, Geert Wilders, (£17.24) sent by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and the Downton Abbey Series Three, £18.99 sent by ITV.

20th December 2012

Tessa received seven Christmas Stamps from Royal Mail and a DVD from Channel 4 ‘London 2012 Paralympic Games’ to the value of £8.99.

Tessa received two tickets to the Dr Who Christmas special preview show to the value of £50 with thanks.

Tessa also recevied a book called, ‘Cruel Britannia, a secret history of torture.’ by Ian Cobain to the price of £18.99 sent to her by Liberty.

Tessa stayed at the Royal Cresent Hotel as a guest of the Bath 15 group to the value of £125.

23rd December 2012

Tessa was given a Panetone cake to the value of £10 from Ramesh Dewan of Harrow in Middlesex.

20th January 2013

Tessa received the book, ‘Blood on the Alter’ with thanks from the author Tobias Jones, journalist and author from Shepton Mallet to a value of £8.99.

Tessa enjoyed a veggie sausage in a bap plus apple cake at Westbury Sub Mendip Wassailing to the value of £5 as a guest of Nick and Buffy Fletcher from Old Ditch Farm.

Tessa enjoyed a vegetarian casserole, apple cake and was given a large piece of Somerset Brie by Shepton Mallet Cider Mills at Illminster to the value of £10.

29th January 2013

Tessa received the book, ‘Neither Just nor Secure: The Justice and Security Bill’ written by Antrew Tyrie MP and Anthony Peto QC for the Centre for Policy Studies, to the value of £10.

31st January 2013

Tessa was given the book, ‘The High Street’ by Philip Wilkinson to the value of £20 by Yuri Sokolov and Tatiana Sokolova with thanks.

4th February 2013

Tessa attended as a guest of the Federation of Small Business for a dinner in London to the value of £45.

12th February 2013

Tessa received a gift bag to the value of £10 from Rehab as a thank you for participating in their charity Pancake Day Race.

She was also a guest of the British Gas and Centre Forum for a light supper to the value of £10

Tessa also received a DVD from BBC Three with a selection of recent programmes to the value of £8

22nd February 2013

Tessa enjoyed canapes to the value of £10 whilst attending a reception of the South West Girlguides

28th February 2013

Tessa received with thanks a DVD from Channel 4 entitled ‘Richard III: The King in the Car Park’ and a book from the Dialogue Society entitled ‘Dialogue in Islam’. The value of both is estimated at £5 each.

Tessa also sponsored a Centre Forum dinner on Feb 12th in the House of Commons and enjoyed a starter to the value of £8

12th March 2013

Tessa had a bagel breakfast hosted by the Chartered Institute of Personal Development entitled ‘Apprenticeships are for other people’s children’ at a cost of £5.

15th March 2013

Tessa enjoyed a lovely meal to the value fo £25 at the Brent Knoll 41 Club along with flowers to the value of £25

18th March 2013

Tessa recevied a book in the post from Chinks Grylls of Smoke Tree Studio, 88 Castle Hill, Nether Stowey, TA5 1NB entitled, ‘Melt Down: The collapse of the nuclear dream’ by Crispin Aubrey valued at £6.99.

Tessa also received a book from Hans-Josef Fell called ‘Global Cooling: strategies for climate protection’ valued at £15.99

22nd March 2013

Tessa recived with thanks Cheddar Caves clothing to the value of £50 and a trip to the Caves to the value of £18

26th March 2013

Channel 4 have kindly sent Tessa a DVD box set of 2013 drama to the value of £30.

2nd April 2013

Channel 4 sent Tessa another copy of their ‘Drama on 4, Spring 2013′ Box Set as a thank you for participating in their body image rountable discussion. She also received the latest copy of Zetter’s Political Companion, priced at £20.

16th April 2013

Tessa went to a breakfast, to the value of £7.50, sponsored by The Aldersgate Group and Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group to discuss the 2030 decarbonisation target.

She also went to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology ‘Farmers in Parliament’ event where she had a buffet lunch to the value of £5.

18th April 2013

Tessa received a book from the CentreForum called, ‘The Tail: How England’s schools fail one child in five – and what can be done’ priced at £12.99

26th April 2013

Tessa was sent a book by Paul Sykes entitled ‘The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy’ which is valued at £12.99.

29th April 2013

Tessa received from the Exchange Rate Reform Group, a pamphlet entitled ‘An Exchange Rate Target: Why we need one’ priced at £3.

7th May 2013

Tessa was sent ‘Beyond Critique: The Misuse of science by UK professional health bodies’ valued at £4.50 and sent by the Core Issues Trust to help Tessa prepare for the next stage of the equal marriage bill.

14th May 2013

Tessa had a breakfast meeting with the South West Housing Initiative Parliamentary Group to the value of £10.

Tessa +1 went to ‘An Evening of Wind Music’ at St Cuthberts Church held by Wells Cathedral School. The tickets valued at £26 were kindly donated by the School.

20th May 2013

Tessa was given a book by and from Peter Oborne and David Morrison, “A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is wrong about nuclear Iran” priced at £8.99.

She was also given a bunch of flowers to the value of £30 from the World Gold Council for organising a tour of the House of Commons for them.

Tessa also received a mug to the value of £5 from The Alzheimers Society to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week.

27th May 2013

Tessa stayed as a guest at the home in Crete of an old friend and her daughter’s Godfather, Patrick Alley Director of Global Witness, a Non-Governmental Organisation for three nights.

1st June 2013

Tessa was given lunch as a guest of the President of the Bath and West Show to the value of £25. She was also given a pot of miniature roses by the NFU at the Bath and West Show to the value of £8.

2nd June 2013

Tessa also attended a private supper yesterday with Lois Rogers and George Osborne, residents of Wells.

3rd June 2013

Tessa received a lovely picture of Glastonbury Tor from The Royal Mail to the value of £80

7th June 2013

Tessa received a beautiful bunch of flowers to the value of £20 from the Friends of Wells Cathedral as a thank you for coming to speak to them.

 14th June 2013

Tessa enjoyed lunch as a guest of the Federation of Small Businesses at The Olive Tree to the value of £20.

Tessa also received a DVD from Channel 4, a Time Team special called, ‘Britain’s Stone Age Tsunami’ at a price of £10

17th July 2013

Tessa received the Broadchurch Tv Series on DVD from ITV to the value of £14.99

25th July 2013

Tessa gratefully received some crackers and cookies to the value of £2.50 from Waitrose whilst opening their new store in Wells.

27th July 2013

Flowers and Things in Burnham-On-Sea gave Tessa a lovely bouquet of flowers to the value of £20 when she attended the launch of their new shop.

31st July 2013

Tessa stayed as a guest at the home in France of an old friend, Candice and Mark Schneider for three nights.

18th August 2013

Tessa and her partner received tickets to the members only section of the Mid Somerset Show with thanks, to the value of £40

23rd August 2013

Tessa received a Harvest Lunch at the East Brent Harvest Home as a thank you for helping serve the dinner.

25th August 2013

Tessa was a guest of the Pilton Working Men’s Club at their 10th anniversary event.

1st September 2013

Tessa received tea as a guest of Pat Butler on the occasion of drawing a raffle with the prize of a coaching session with Joss Butler and Marcus Trescothick.

2nd October 2013

Tessa was given a bright rain poncho by Mole Valley Farmers at the Dairy Show in Shepton Mallet to the value of £2

9th October 2013

Tessa received 3 campaign t-shirts from the charity Mind to the value of £10

14th October 2013

Tessa received another Channel 4 DVD entitled, ‘Fashion Fashionistas’, about 80 year old women who are ‘redefining old age – in style.’ to the value of approximately £5.

Thursday 17th October 2013 

Whilst participating in a cross-party debate and question session, I had breakfast as a guest of PLMR (Political Lobbying & Media Relations) at Church House, Westminster to the value of £6.00

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Tessa supported Surfers Against Sewage at a Parliamentary reception and was presented with two bottles of beer to the value of £5

Thursday 24th October 2013

Tessa received a packet of Jaffa cakes as a thank you for hosting a meeting with the campaign organisation 38 degrees to the value of £1

Thursday 24th October 2013

Tessa was a  guest at Neighbourhood Policing Awards where she had supper to the value of £22. The event was sponsored by SEA, Workhouse Creative Marketing, BT, Wessex Water, Hilton DoubleTree, Unison, Rolls Royce, Jupiter, Medlock Charitable Trust and Nomura.”

Thursday 31st October 2013

Lunchtime canapés at a reception for ‘MyHigh – Target 200′ as a guest of MHP Communications or 60 Great Portland Street, London W1 to the value of £20.

A gift of a hessian shopping bag from ‘MyHigh’ to the value of  £6.84

Monday 4th November 2013

Tessa received a tin of red caviar from Yuri and Tatiana Sokolov to the value of £30

Tuesday 5th November 2013

Breakfast at a BBC event to the value of £21.93

Saturday 2nd November 2013

Tessa was presented with two small bags of ‘Himalayan Eating Salt’ at surgery to value of approximately £4

Monday 25th November 2013

Tessa was presented with a Hessian shopping bag from Wedmore Village Stores to the value of £2.50

Wednesday 27th November 2013

Tessa received a book called Reflections from the Somerset Levels written by the Somerset Levels RDA Carriage Driving Group of who she is a patron. Approximate value  of £10

Saturday 30th November 2013

Tessa received a lovely curry from Bini Ludlow of Sweet Cumin, Indian Cookery School of the Barn, Clapton, BA3 4EB to the value of £9.00

Monday 20th January 2014

Tessa received a copy of David Boyle’s Book, ‘Broke’ (presumably from author or publisher) to the value of £8.99

Thursday 23rd January 2014

Tessa’s attended an awards ceremony at Weston College, dinner to the value of £26.95

Friday 31st January 2014

Tessa gave the keynote speech at the British Holiday and Holiday Parks Association annual conference and was given lunch to the value of £5

Saturday 1st February 2014

Tessa was the Guest of Honour at a Somerset Tourism Association lunch on Saturday, she received a meal to the value of £30

Monday 3rd February 2014

Tessa received a lovely scarf from the Cold Homes Campaign in Parliament, estimated value of £5

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Tessa received the ‘Zetter’s Political Companion’ book in the post, presumably from the publishers to the value of £20

Thursday 6th February 2014

Tessa was presented with a Christmas cupcake worth about £2.50 by the Heads Up organisation last Friday (31/1/14)

Monday 17th February 2014

Tessa received a pot of jam from Ruth Morgan with thanks and to the value of about £3

Thursday 20th February 2014

Tessa was a guest at the Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling Association and was treated to a sandwich supper to the value of £5 and their 2014 Sea Angling Association handbook.

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Tessa received the gift of a paperback “The Bird and The Beeb – The facts of a life at the BBC” from the author, Liz Kershaw with a value of £12.99

Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tessa received flowers and a cream tea with thanks as a guest of Clive James of Beachside Holiday Park, Brean to the value of £25 when opening their new café.

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Tessa enjoyed a pudding at an event organised by British Gas to the value of £10

Tessa also received with great thanks flowers and green and blacks chocolate to the value of £40 from Elliott Withers

Saturday 5th April 2014

Tessa received a small Caravan Club canvas bag and pen, along with a few explanatory documents about The Club.  The value of the bag was no more than £10

Friday 25th April 2014

Tessa very gratefully received a sparkly dolphin snow globe from 7 year old Xylia who had been to Fuerte Ventura on her holidays.

Tessa received with thanks a Mulberry Bayswater Oak Natural Leather Handbag to the value of £895 from the Mulberry company.

Monday 5th May 2014

Tessa joined the Wells Lions group bus on a trip to London so she could show them around the House of Commons. The cost of her share of the mini-bus ride was £13.

Wednesday 28th May 2014

Tessa enjoyed breakfast at the Royal Bath and West Show for the CLA (Country Land & Business Association), Clarke Willmott, Brewin Dolphin & Savills to the value of £19.

Tessa received a book to the value of £68 entitled “Future Energy – improved, sustainable and clean options for our planet” from the author, Trevor M Letcher.

Monday 23rd June 2014

Tessa received a beautiful box of Hotel Chocolat’s Sleekster Everything Selection from ABC to the value of £25.00

Tessa was also given with thanks the book ‘Global Shell Games’ written by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson and JC Sharman to the value of £19.99.

Saturday 14th July 2014

Tessa received a beautiful bunch of flowers from the organisers of the South West and Somerset County Juniours Archery Championships to the value of £15o.

Tessa also received a complimentary weekend ticket to Priddy Folk Festival from Martin Grass with thanks to the value of £62

Wednesday 16th July 2014

Tessa enjoyed a breakfast meeting about Rural Broadband hosted by Vodafone in the House of Commons to the value of £22.

Thursday 17th July 2014

Tessa enjoyed a breakfast meeting about green energy hosted by Renewable UK in the House of Commons to the value of £17.

Monday 22nd July 2014

Tessa received with thanks a DVD from the BBC, ‘Original British Drama’ to the value of £14 and 2 DVD’s from ITV, ‘The Widower’ valued at £12 and ‘Prey’ for £13.

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tessa enjoyed breakfast as a guest of Monahans Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors at the Wells Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting at Wells Golf Club to the value of £7.50.

Thursday 24th July 2014

Tessa enjoyed a buffet lunch to the value of £10 as a guest of Burns the Bread whilst being an apprentice for a day. Tessa was also given a selection of pastries to the value of £13.35 with thanks.

Friday 1st August 2014

Tessa received the book, “Take it Cool – in search of the greatest reggae singer you’ve never heard of” by Jonathan Pinnock from the author to the value of £10.99.

Thursday 28th August 2014

Tessa was given a beautiful women’s golfing umbrella from the Wells Golf Club to the value of £25.

Sunday 31st August 2014

A special Steart Island Swim towel to the value of £8.70 was given to Tessa with great thanks.

Sunday 7th September 2014

Tessa was given an LED pen from Les Stanley, Managing Director of Pace UK Ltd of Axbridge to the value of £1.

Saturday 27th September 2014

The Somerset Association of Local Councils provided a lovely lunch to the value of £6 to Tessa whilst she gave a talk to their meeting.

Tessa also received with thanks a replacement beanbag cover from Beautiful Beanbags to the value of £20

Monday 13th October 2014

Tessa was grateful for the hospitality offered by Smith & Williamson at a business dinner hosted by them, to the value of £52.00.

Tessa also received with thanks a notebook from the Falkland Islands Government to the value of £2.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Total Politics magazine and DOD’s provided a lounge area at the Lib Dem conference where complimentary drinks and brownies were available with thanks.

Sunday 19th October 2014

Tessa was given a pair of braces and a Mangledwurzels badge by members of the Mangledwurzels to a value of approximately £10.

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Tessa was given a T-shirt from Prostate Cancer UK to the value of £15 with thanks.

Tuesday 4th November 2014

Tessa received a small case containing a travel sized toothbrush and toothpaste to the value of £5 from the group ‘Let Britain Fly’.

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Tessa received Series 5 of Downton Abbey from ITV to the value of £24.99 and a DVD of Channel 4's 'Grayson Perry: Who Are You?' to the value of £10.

Wednesday 10th December 2014

Tessa received a Christmas 2014 miniature stamp sheet from Royal Mail to the value of £7.71.

Tuesday 27th January 2015

Tessa received a book 'On Rock or Sand? Firm foundations for Britain's future' from and written by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. To the value of £9.99.

Tessa also received a SKY Original Programming 2015 DVD to the value of £1.76.

Wednesday 4th February 2015

Tessa was given an A3 desk pad from Morrisons to the value of £5.

Sunday 15th February 2015

Tessa received with thanks a bottle of Chakana Malbec 2014 wine and four coaster rugs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a total value of £25 as a gift from Richard Higgins and James Shanahan of Emborough.

Tuesday 26th February 2015

After BBC Question Time, Tessa stayed for dinner to the value of £15 per head, provided by the BBC.

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Zetter sent Tessa a copy of their 'Political Companion March 2015' book to the value of £20.

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Tessa received 'The Widower' on DVD to the value of £9.69 and 'Prey' to value of £10.96 - both from ITV.

Wednesday 11th March

Tessa was sent a book titled 'The Devil is in the Detail: Parliament and Delegated Legislation' from the Hansard Society to the value of £15.

Friday 20th March 2015

Tessa also received a book from the Finance Foundation called 'Heroes or Zeroes?' by Andrew Freeman to the value of £10.

Monday 30th March 2015

Tessa was sent a lovely bunch of flowers as a thank you from Peter Bird and family, £30 (roughly)

31st March 2015

One carrot cake (£4.25) from Baz Catherall and Gillian Heslop as a thank you fr Tessa's help.

Thursday 19th March

Tom Burgis of the Financial Times sent Tessa a copy of his book 'The Looting Machine' Value of £20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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