Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

"No" to massive pay rise for MPs - 1 July 2013

Wayne David says "No" to massive pay increases for MPs.

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has reacted strongly to suggestions that MPs may be offered a £10,000 pay increase.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) are considering awarding Members of Parliament a hike of £10,000 to their salaries after the 2015 General Election.  This would take a Member of Parliament’s salary to over £76,000.

Mr David believes that the only salary increase should be 1%, in line with public sector workers.  If MPs were awarded £10,000 Mr David says that he would give the increase to a registered local charity.  This may be necessary because MPs are not allowed to vote on their own salaries.

Mr David said, "It is quite wrong that the Standards Authority is considering such a huge increase in MPs pay, especially at the time when most people are seeing a sharp reduction in their standard of living.  I feel very strongly about this.  Frankly, if any MPs want to earn such a large salary, then they should think seriously whether they should be MPs".

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