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MpspayAn ICM/ DODS polling survey of all MPs for The House Magazine finds that 61% think that they are paid too little.  The chart above – the numbers coloured according to traditional party identification – show that Tory MPs are least satisfied with their remuneration.  79% of Tory MPs think they are paid too little compared to just 52% of Labour MPs (many more of whom probably saw their pay rise when they entered the Commons).

2% of MPs thought their current £60,675pa was too much.  34% thought it about right.

The most keen for a higher salary were new MPs.  83% of the 2005 intake wanted more pay.

MpsworkThe survey also found that three-quarters of MPs identified constituency work as their most important responsibility.

Related link: Sir John Butterfill MP leads calls for 66% pay rise for MPs.

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