POLITICIANS Faisal Rashid and Helen Jones have featured in the latest register of financial interests for MPs.

MPs are required to declare any interests which others 'might reasonably consider to influence his or her actions or words as a member of Parliament'.

Warrington North MP Mrs Jones has received a total of £1,077 in royalties from Biteback Publishing this year for her book.

A £5,000 donation from Warrington North Parliamentary Association – which was paid to Warrington North constituency Labour Party to help re-elect Mrs Jones at the General Election – was also declared.

Since the latest list was published, Warrington South MP Mr Rashid has contacted parliamentary staff asking them to update his entry.

He received £4,025 from NatWest, on Sankey Street, for his role as relationship manager for June.

But after resigning on June 14 – and completing 28 hours of work between his election win and resignation – he repaid £2,195 to the bank.

The politician, who is stepping down as Chapelford and Old Hall councillor, also declared allowances received from Warrington Borough Council.

He received £577 in allowances for June and £571 in allowances for July from the council.

The register, which is maintained by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, is compiled on the basis of information provided by each MP.

It is published fortnightly while the house is sitting and less frequently during recess.

If an MP notifies staff that they wish to update an entry, the new information is included in the next published list.

MPs also have to make a declaration if they employ members, who are paid from parliamentary expenses.

Of the 589 returning MPs, 122 are employing a family member including Mrs Jones, who employs her husband as a senior parliamentary assistant.

Under new rules, none of the 61 new MPs who secured their seats at the General Election on June 8 are allowed to employ a member of their family.

Announcing the ban in March, parliamentary watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said employing 'connected parties' was 'out of step' with modern employment practices and it would not be permitted for new MPs in the next Parliament.

MPs who served in the previous Parliament were given permission to continue their existing employment arrangements with relatives.