Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Flint No to MPs pay rise

Caroline Flint has turned down the MPs pay rise due in April 2010.

Labour MP Caroline Flint said:  “Like teachers, police and nurses, MPs’ pay is set by independent review.  I voted to end MPs’ setting their own pay and last year I agreed to freeze my own pay – refusing the 2.3% pay rise.  This year, I will accept the Independent Review Body’s recommendation of 1.5%, which is less than nurses 2.25%, teachers 2.3% or the police 2.55%. Somebody has to decide what MPs, civil servants, judges etc should earn and this is the fairest way to settle MPs’ pay. 

“I hope there is a full review of MPs and Ministerial pay after the general election. I have argued for some time that a Minister should not automatically earn more, and certainly not £25-£70,000 more than an MP when their ministerial work largely takes place Monday-Thursday.”

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