Burnham's MP attacks 'ludicrous' 9% proposed pay rise for politicians
MP says proposals to give members of parliament a nine per cent
pay rise are "ludicrous and out of touch."
Munt has this week spoken out after national media reports that
the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is considering
the huge pay hike.
MP told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This suggestion is ludicrous.
It would be totally out of touch with reality when pay is frozen
across the board."
I had the chance to vote against it I would, but IPSA makes the
rules on pay, not MPs."
will be a consultation on the proposals starting this week, and
I would urge everyone to make their views known."
MPs are currently paid £66,396, but that is due to rise
to £67,060 in April 2014 and rise by a further 1% the following
The recommendation amounts to a rise of around £6,300 a
year, or 9.3%, on what MPs would be getting in 2015.
suggested increase would follow the completion of a review into
MPs' pay and conditions by IPSA.