Bassetlaw: John Mann condemns proposals to increase MPs pay to £74,000 a year

The opening of the new Gringley on the Hill Community Centre on West Wells Lane. Pictured is John Mann MP who opened the new centre.
The opening of the new Gringley on the Hill Community Centre on West Wells Lane. Pictured is John Mann MP who opened the new centre.

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has condemned the decision by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to launch a consultation on proposals to increase MPs pay to £74,000 a year. Mr Mann has repeatedly called for the proposal to be stopped.

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has today condemned the decision by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to launch a consultation on their proposals to increase MPs pay to £74,000 a year.

Mr Mann has consistently spoken out against the proposals and repeatedly urged the Parliamentary authorities to stop this decision.

He said: “At a time when the Chancellor is asking every Government Department to cut billions more from their budgets and public sector employees have been offered a 1% pay increase this decision needs stopping.”

“This decision to award a massive pay increase shows that Westminster still doesn’t get it, your first decision as a newly elected or re-elected MP should not be to award yourself a pay rise.” he added.