Fury as MP bills taxpayer £176 for coffee.

There's uproar today after a Lib Dem MP billed the taxpayer for £176.55 in coffee expenses within just two months.

Parliamentary expenses claims for June and July 2012 show that the Hon Member for Manchester Withington bought at least two coffee makers from Aldi for £34.99 each, claimed £44.98 for coffee beans from Tesco, a further £52.14 for coffee purchases over the internet and £9.45 for coffee and milk for staff.

Robert Oxley of the Taxpayers Alliance told tbg. - "MP's expenses are to cover the cost of their role not to keep them supplied with caffeine".