North Shore MLAs spent more than $40,000 in expenses within a six-month period, according to a report released Oct. 29.
The report lists MLAs' pay and expenses between April 1 and Sept. 30 of this year.
Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano, claimed the highest total expenses in the six-month period, at just over $18,000. Sultan's expenses included $6,000 for a living allowance while in Victoria and general travel costs at just over $8,700.
Naomi Yamamoto, North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA, had the second highest expense total at a little over $10,300, while North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite's expenses amounted to just over $9,550.
Yamamoto's expenses included $3,200 for Victoria accommodations and general travel costs of about $4,000.
Thornthwaite's expenses included just over $4,600 in general travel expenses and just under $2,000 in a capital living allowance.
Joan McIntyre, MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky, who retired from politics in May, claimed the lowest total at just under $2,400.
Total expenses for MLAs include a capital city allowance to offset the costs of accommodation while they are in Victoria, in-constituency travel and general travel expenses.
The report also included MLA salaries, as well extra money earned for additional duties during the same time period.
Sultan and Yamamoto - who both held cabinet positions during that time period - were paid just under $59,000 and just over $65,000 respectively for the six months. Thornthwaite earned about $56,400.
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