Crewe & Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan has criticised plans by Parliament’s pay review body to increase MPs’ salaries.
He’s pledged to donate the difference in salary to charity if his pay increases.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) sets the salary of MPs and currently increases it in line with average earnings across the rest of the UK jobs market.
The body is currently asking for views on their approach before making a final decision.
Commenting on this, Dr Mullan says: “It’s right that MPs don’t set their own salary but I just don’t agree with what the pay body want to do.
“Whatever the numbers might be right now, with jobs being lost and the problems our economy is facing I don’t think MPs should be getting a pay rise.”
He adds: “We cannot be so tone deaf to the situation facing the country. I would encourage people to tell the body if they feel the same.”
Encouraging people to make sure their voice is heard on the matter, Mullan continues: “If in the end they do give a pay rise at the next review, I will be donating it to local charities.
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