MEP to oppose ruling she pay damages to Rotherham’s MPs
Ms Collins also faces a legal costs bill of around £196,000 together with the £162,000 damages, making a total bill of £358,000.
At the hearing on February 6, she was ordered to pay the £162,000 and £120,000 of the costs — a total of £282,000 within 21 days.
But a spokesman for Ms Collins said none of the damages had been paid and the deadline for her to launch an appeal was not until March 6. He added she planned to appeal the decision before that date.
Ms Champion, Mr Healey and Sir Kevin pledged to donate any money they receive to charity.
Speaking after the hearing, Ms Champion said: “If we do get the money it will be fabulous to give some of it to children’s charities, in particular those that work with survivors of abuse, but the likelihood that we ever get a penny is very small.”