Providing information to or seeking it from constituents could be a legitimate part of an MP’s parliamentary work and therefore should be publicly funded.
But persuasion is political work and should be funded by polticial parties not the public.
Labour’s asserton they didn’t intend to breach the Electoral Act is difficult to believe.
Equally troubling is the fact that Parliamentary Services okayed the payment for the offending stop asset sales signs.
Nobody is suggesting that funding breaches any rules which means the rules are still far too lenient.
Some, perhaps almost all, of an MP’s parliamentary work could also be political but campaigning is definitely political not parliamentary and the public should not be funding that.