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Rise in number of SpAds

Rise in number of SpAds
The taxpayer's bill for political advisers has increased to £6.8m, new figures show. Despite David Cameron's pledge to reduce the number of 'SpAds', the latest numbers show there were 85 special advisors in the middle of last month - up from the 80 SpAds at the end of Gordon Brown's administration.

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