New research by KIS Finance has revealed the public’s opinion on MP salaries and whether they should be paid more in order to improve standards.
The survey of 2,000 Brits has shown that:
•31% of people believe that the current MP salary is inadequate to encourage high performing individuals into politics.
•Those under 45 are more in favour than older generations of increasing MP salaries.
•Edinburgh is the city with the most support for increasing MPs’ pay, with 43% of those living in or around the city supporting a pay increase for MPs.
•Green Party supporters are most in favour of paying MPs more, with 52% supporting an increase in salary. In stark contrast, only 19% of UKIP supporters are in favour of paying MPs more.
MP salaries compared to other...