Politics 15 February 2013 Nadine Dorries faces expenses investigation The MP, who was suspended by the Conservatives, may have received expenses for accommodation and travel "that should not have been allowed". Print HTML Since her return from the jungle, Nadine Dorries has assumed a notably lower profile but the MP, who remains suspended from the Conservative Party, is back in the headlines today after the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority announced that it had launched an investigation into her expenses. IPSA said it had reason to believe that she had received expenses for accommodation and travel "that should not have been allowed". "An investigation will be conducted into claims submitted under the following areas of the third and fourth editions of the MPs' scheme of business costs and expense - accommodation expenditure, travel and subsistence," IPSA compliance officer Peter Davis said in a statement. "In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation made thereunder, no further information shall be published until the investigation has been concluded." Dorries, meanwhile, has made a suspiciously well-timed retreat from Twitter. She tweeted this morning: "I'm taking a break from Twitter for the half term week and spending some time getting some fresh air with my three girls. #bonding" › The Iraq war and the left: ten years on Nadine Dorries, the MP for Bedfordshire, was suspended from the Conservative Party after appearing on ITV's I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Inside Big Ben: why the world’s most famous clock will soon lose its bong Jeremy Corbyn appoints Shami Chakrabarti to lead inquiry into Labour and antisemitism Is our obsession with class propping up the powerful?