The MP for Devizes claimed almost £3,600 in electricity bills on expenses for his second home between 2020 to 2021. 

Analysis by the MailOnline shows that Danny Kruger, MP for Devizes, was the top utilities claimant of all MPs for 2020-2021.

Mr Kruger's bills for electricity totalled £3,598.24 for that period, according to data from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, a body which publishes MPs' individual expenses every year.

The industry watchdog Ofgem estimated that the average dual fuel tariff was £1,138 a year in 2018.

But it is predicted that gas and electricity costs will skyrocket this year. Energy UK believes they could rise by 50 per cent by spring. 

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland and North Wiltshire MP James Gray did not claim any utility bills on expenses, but North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson claimed dual fuel bills for his home totalling £509.24 between 2020 and 2021.

South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison recorded £913.11 of office utility bills and £700.03 for accommodation utility bills in the same period.

Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan claimed £900.47 for office utility bills but no house bills.

From the data available between 2021 and 2022, Mr Kruger has not made any utilities claims. Mr Tomlinson has so far expensed £181.74.

MPs receive expenses to cover the costs of either having somewhere to live in London or in their constituency and utility bills are part of that.

A spokesman for Mr Kruger told the MailOnline: "Danny challenged the energy bills repeatedly with the provider as they were clearly very high, although within the budget set by parliament. He was unable to get the bills reduced.

"He has since moved constituency home and his bills this year are considerably lower."