Gofundme started for MP who highlighted tragedy of £82,000 a year salary
The Metro says the British public has taken pity on a hard-done-by MP and set up fundraising pages after he revealed the struggles of getting by on his generous annual salary.
Sir Peter Bottomley, the ‘Father of the House’ as the MP in the Commons with the longest continuous service, hit headlines yesterday after saying parliamentarians should be given a pay rise.
He thinks MPs, who are paid £81,932 annually, should be paid the same amount as GPs – whose average salary in England is £100,700. The average salary across the UK was £31,461, as of last year.
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