IPSA proposal to increase MPs' salaries is plain wrong - and I will reject it

The body in charge of handling MPs' salaries and expenses, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), has published recommendations that MPs should receive a pay rise of £6,296.

At a time of economic crisis and when so many of our constituents are struggling to make ends meet, I think this proposal to increase MPs' wages is completely wrong.

I reject the salary hike recommended for 2015 - and would donate the extra money to charity.

Like many MPs, I support the idea of an independent body to manage MPs’ salaries and expenses to reduce interference by politicians, but IPSA isn’t doing itself any favours with these hugely out of touch plans.

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