Munt: 'I'd never want more than one job while serving as MP'
MP has this week said she would never have more than one job while
serving as the area's member of Parliament as a row raged in Westminster
over politician's 'jobs on the side'.
Munt's comments came after two former foreign secretaries were
suspended from their parliamentary parties on Monday after being
secretly filmed allegedly offering their services to a private
company for cash. Both Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw say
they have broken no rules.
Burnham's MP Tessa Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have
one job as your MP, which I love. My team calculated that I work
in excess of one hundred hours most weeks - Im not complaining
as I put myself forward to do it!"
I fail to see how anyone can do this job properly with the distraction
of one, two, three or more other jobs on the side, not to mention
the clear conflict of interest which is almost certain to arise."
have some sympathy with those who are required to undertake a
minimum number of hours to stay qualified, for example medical
leader Ed Miliband has written to the Prime Minister calling for
a ban on MPs having second jobs.