Culture Secretary Maria Miller who has been ordered to repay £5,800 after over-claiming her mortgage expenses is due to be Hendon Conservative’s guest of honour this evening.

As of this afternoon the Hendon Conservative Association has advertised its “good fortune” at having secured Mrs Miller for its Gala Dinner.

Earlier today Mrs Miller apologised to MPs and was ordered to repay £5,800 for failing to cut her mortgage claims as interest rates fell.

The Commons committee for standards found she had over-claimed the money in 2009.

It is believed the Hendon Conservative's dinner will be held at 7pm this evening at Allianz Park.