NORTH WARWICKSHIRE MP Dan Byles has said he will not accept a proposed 11 per cent pay increase for members of parliament.
The Conservative politician, who represents Atherstone and Coleshill in parliament, said: “Following confirmation that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) are recommending an 11 per cent increase in pay for MPs, local MP Dan Byles has said:
"While I support the principle that MPs should not set their own pay, I believe that the independent body, IPSA, have got this one wrong. Personally, I will not be accepting this pay increase."
Politicians themselves don't vote on the rise - the decision comes from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), which is set to reveal its final proposals next week.
Among the recommendations will be the controversial plan to hike MPs' salaries to £74,000 a year from 2015, an 11 per cent jump on current pay.