Mrs Engel was the only one of the region’s MPs whose claims last year included car hire. She spent £1,602.73.
She told the Yorkshire Post the arrangement allowed her to use the train to travel from London the Sheffield,
“The constituency is absolutely enormous. It would either be a case of owning a car to keep here with the running costs which would be unaffordable, or do it by public transport which is not possible.
“I had quite a lot of conversations with IPSA about the best way to do it and they said they were very happy with that.”
Mrs Engel’s claims also included a return car trip between London and her constituency, recorded as necessary to transport files relating to her expenses claims.
However, the MP insisted the claim had been mis-recorded and related to the use of car to move a collection of files from her London office to her constituency which was cheaper than using a courier service.
Mrs Engel said the expenses system was “cumbersome but important” for public trust.