Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles uses taxpayers’ money to learn new language

Nick Boles Grantham MP
Nick Boles Grantham MP

AN MP has been using taxpayers’ money to learn Hebrew, according to a national newspaper.

Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles has been learning the language of his Israeli partner, Shay Meshulam, whom he entered into a civil partnership with last year.

The story was revealed by The Mirror which said Mr Boles has used £678.80 of public money to pay for the 
lessons.

All MPs have the option of free language lessons.

Mr Boles was unavailable to talk to the Mercury but his office issued a statement in which he said: “Language instruction is a service available to Members of Parliament. I took some Hebrew 
lessons.”

Last month Mr Boles called for wealthy pensioners to lose certain benefits, such as winter fuel payments and free bus passes.