Who is Sir Geoffrey Cox?

SIR GEOFFREY Cox has recently come under fire for raking in a fortune by working as a barrister and renting out his swanky home.

But who is he and how much does he pocket? Here's all you need to know…

Who is Sir Geoffrey Cox? 

Sir Geoffrey Cox, 61, is a Conservative politician and barrister.

He has been a Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon since 2005.

He has recently been slammed for reportedly raking in a fortune renting out his taxpayer-funded London home – and for siding with “those accused of corruption” after it emerged he skipped Parliament to work for a Caribbean government being probed for a slew of crimes.

The embattled Tory MP, 61, who has already been accused of using his Commons office for his job as a barrister, even claimed £3,800 for a second London pad while working overseas.

What is Sir Geoffrey Cox's net worth? 

Sir Geoffry Cox is one of the highest earning MPs.

Between January 2020 and 31 August 2021 he earned a whopping £1million.

On top of earning £900,000 in the last year from his legal work, the ex-attorney general is adding to his wealth by renting out his ­plush London home, the Mirror reports.

The Torridge and West Devon MP has also come under fire after it was revealed he is using taxpayer cash to rent a second property in the capital.

He even claimed £3,800 for the two months he was reported to be working from a Caribbean tax haven.

However, it is within the rules of the House of Commons.

Sir Geoffrey reportedly rakes in around £1,000 a week for the home he lets out in Battersea, South London.

He bought it with his wife as a second home for £535,000 in 2004 and claimed £82,298 in mortgage interest payments in four years under the old MP expenses system.

Meanwhile he is under fire for raking in hundreds of thousands of pounds for legal advice dished out to the British Virgin Islands.

He took advantage of lockdown rules to vote remotely so he could stay in the overseas territory dishing out lucrative advice to the government in an inquiry over allegations of criminal activity.

The shocking revelations has seen the knives came out for multi-millionaire Sir Geoffrey back home.

While he has clocked up the hours advising the British overseas territory, Sir Geoffrey, a former Attorney General, has only spoken in Parliament once this entire year.

While he is not believed to have broken any rules, government insiders are furious that he has been caught out spending up to 41 hours a month on his second job.

The PM’s spokesman slapped Sir Geoffrey down for spending so long in his second job. 

In pointed remarks, the PM’s spokesman said an “MP’s primary job is and must be to serve their constituents and to represent their interests in Parliament”.

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