Beer mats & Bodyguards: the £1/2m by-election expenses revealed...

Apr 07, 2017, 09:17 AM

The camera crews and national press may have disappeared weeks ago, along with dogs wearing political rosettes.

However, we are once again talking about the Stoke on Trent Central by-election again today.

That's because the details of how much each candidate spent on the campaign trail to become the next MP to represent the Potteries.

There are some fairly unusual additions to the receipts, which might not be out of place on the generation game.

Our Staffordshire Political Reporter EMMA THOMAS has been counting the costs....