Former Tory MP Nadine Dorries to hand back nearly £17k she mistakenly received in severance pay

Former Tory MP Nadine Dorries to hand back nearly £17k she mistakenly received in severance pay

FORMER Tory MP Nadine Dorries has said she will hand back more than £16,876 she mistakenly received in severance pay.

Ms Dorries got the money for her tenure as Culture Secretary under Boris Johnson.

Former Tory MP Nadine Dorries to hand back nearly £17k she mistakenly received in severance pay
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Nadine Dorries has said she will hand back more than £16,876 she mistakenly received in severance pay[/caption]

A departing minister is entitled to three months’ salary in lieu.

But only those under 65 are eligible.

Ms Dorries turned 65 several months before leaving her Cabinet role.

She had only seen an email about the error on Friday.

“That means now everybody knows I’m not 49,” she joked to the BBC.

“I’ll pay it back on Monday morning, there are no details in the email on how to do that but I will, I’m sure, find out.

“I was gutted.”

Ms Dorries was MP for Mid Bedfordshire from 2005 to 2023 before she quit in protest at her exclusion from Boris’s resignation honours list.

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