Sunday, May 31, 2009

A few good men - it seems our MP is one

Our MP is Andrew Stunell, a Liberal Democrat. His website, here, lists his expenses and his stance on MPs pay.

Last year, I was paid a salary of £61,820. In July 2008, the House of Commons voted for what was then a below-inflation 2.25% pay rise, which increased MPs' annual salary to £63,291. I supported this, and voted against a proposal to increase MPs' pay substantially more. There are no increments to the pay scale; every MP gets the same pay regardless of length of service.
A decision in March 2009 by the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) for a further increase in MPs' pay to £64,766 looked out of line to me, and I shall be donating this year's increase to three local charities.

He has donated his salary rise to three local charities, including Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS), which is run by my friend Peter Mount.

1 comment:

Nigel Barlow said...

Well done Michael in highlighting that contrary to popular opinion there are some MP's who are there to serve the public interest