Poll: Should MPs Have The Power To Vote For Their Own Wage Rises? | June 2016

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In July 2015, the standard salary of a UK MP rose from £67,060 to £74,000. This 10% pay rise was approved despite Downing Street and a succession of MPs saying it was “not appropriate”. Then in February 2016, it rose again by £962 (1.3%) despite MPs voting for public sector pay rises to be capped at 1% until 2019.

With two payrises in the last 12 months, should the MP wage bill be allowed to keep increasing? And should this decision be placed in the hands of the very MPs who it benefits the most?

Should MPs Have The Power To Vote For Their Own Wage Rises?

  • No (66%)
  • Yes (34%)
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    M D Atkinson
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    How about payment by results? Trade surplus, net migration on or below target, settling the national debt, adequate funding for NHS & schools, protection for working peoples’ rights, unemployment down, cutting waste, an end to improper expenses claims, reasonable interest rates for savers, government for the greater good, not just for the elite – all good.

    (wakes up) Oohhhh…what a lovely dream that was. If only it were real. (gloom).

    Hey ho. Back on your heads, everybody.

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    Robert Collins
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    It is another in house ,jobs for the boys attitude that goes against everything that MP’s are supposed to STAND for
    Police check themselves , then cover it up or use a scapegoat, the civil service looks after its self instead of the country
    & so on

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    No wonder the majority of people don’t trust politicians. They should be awarded an average of the major national public sector deals, i.e. police/NHS/Fire & Rescue/Teachers…

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