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I won't accept the IPSA pay increase

I have previously said (actually on Radio WM) that I would not accept the IPSA proposed pay increase. I think IPSA are wrong about this. My own view is that they should concentrate on ensuring that MPs do not have to subsidise the operation of their offices. I believe that around 92% of MPs are having to do this now. That is the sort of issue that causes problems for people of ordinary means who wish to be a Member of Parliament. Obviously I don't need the increase as anyone who has looked at my declaration of interests would know. However, I think it is wrong for this to be done at a time when parliament is asking for restraint from others.

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As you won't be an MP in June 2015 your acceptance is irrelevant. You are also wrong in substance, we under pay our legislators, their staff and we under provide on resources, both financial and people.
Well said! Hope more of your colleagues do the same.

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