LDV readers say: pay MPs more!

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2009

A month ago, Lib Dem Voice set up a new poll for readers asking the simple question, MPs are currently paid £65k per annum. Do you think they should be paid more than this, the same, or less in the future?

Here’s what you told us:

44% (234 votes) – More than £65k
35% (187) – The same as now
21% (115) – Less than £65k
Total Votes: 536. Poll ran 24 Aug – 13 Sept 2009.

A plurality of LDV readers – who, of course, may or may not be representative of Lib Dem voters – believe our MPs to be under-paid, with just over one-third of you reckoning their current rate of pay is about right. Just one-fifth of you think members of Parliament should take a pay-cut.