MP: A pay rise is a pay rise

MP John Hayes
MP John Hayes
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Regarding the letter published last week “Facts on MPs pay quite clear” I assume Mr Richards was referring to my letter of July 28. Well, seeing the national news and like millions of others hearing the newsreader say MPs are in for a 10% pay rise, I never said MPs vote for a pay rise, and haven’t had one for nine years.

Correct me again but do I recall last year or the year before they were offered another pay rise? And I probably never bought the local paper that week – what I heard I heard on national TV news.

As for saying MPs’ pay is decided by an outside body, you mean Brussels - the country just seems to be run by that place.