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Worthing West MP would 'earn fortune' if paid for everything he did
1:00pm Monday 8th July 2013 in News
A politician has said he would “earn a fortune” if he was paid for everything he did.
Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West, made the comments just days after reports that an independent watchdog was to recommend a £10,000 increase in MPs’ salaries.
This would see an MP’s salary increase to £75,000 a year.
In an interview with a national newspaper, Sir Peter said: “If I was paid for everything I did I would receive a fortune.
“I do it because I believe in free enterprise; in using my talents without reward.
“If an MP is not worth the money they are being paid, it would be better to change the MP than the salary.
“General practitioners of politics should be paid the same amount as general practitioners of medicine.”
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is due to release its findings this week.
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