A political couple were "shocked and upset" today at claims that they used public money to move near a good school.
AMs Huw Lewis and his wife Lynn Neagle recently moved from a flat in Cardiff Bay - near Butetown, Wales's poorest ward - to a house in leafy Penarth.
They said they moved, using their AMs' accommodation allowance, to find a garden for their young family.
The move takes the couple and their three-year-old son into the catchment area of the very highly rated Evenlode Primary School.
Most AMs, including Mr Lewis and Ms Neagle (the AMs for Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen respectively), can claim up to £12,000 a year for accommodation near the Assembly in Cardiff Bay, if they do not represent constituencies in or around the capital. It can be spent on rent or a mortgage.
Mr Lewis, the Assembly's Deputy Social Justice Minister, is a staunch advocate of poor valleys communities.
The Tories called for the couple to "set the record straight" after their change of address was highlighted in an anonymous email to the Western Mail.
In a statement Mr Lewis and Ms Neagle said: "We are both obviously shocked and upset at the contents of this anonymous and vindictive email.
"Assembly Members of every political party whose constituencies are a certain distance from Cardiff have the use of accommodation whilst on Assembly business.
"As the parents of a young child we recently moved from a flat with no outside space, close to the Assembly, to a small house with a garden a short distance away."
A Labour spokesman said the party would not comment, but insisted the couple had not broken any rules.
The couple still have their home in Merthyr Tydfil.