and also, by extension, guilty of fraud - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1178191/Revealed-Jacqui-Smith-tells-council-main-residence-house-claimed-SECOND-home.html 'The property on which she has claimed thousands of pounds in second homes allowance is actually her primary residence for tax purposes, it was revealed. The Home Secretary has pocketed Â£84,000 of taxpayers' money on the home she shares with her husband, Richard Timney, and their two children in Redditch, her West Midlands constituency. That was only possible because she persuaded the House of Commons authorities that her main home is actually her sister's spare bedroom in London, where she lodges during the week. But after a freedom of information request, Redditch council has confirmed that Miss Smith pays council tax as if the Â£300,000 constituency house was her main home.' so all the time she insisted that was her second home...she was telling porkies. well I never.