When asked Jonathan Reynolds said: No. I don’t think salaries should go up when there is a pay freeze. We should be linked to other equivalent jobs in the public jobs such as headteachers, and only go up if theirs do.
Andrew Gwynne: No. I don't support a rise in MPs pay. The suggestion of a 32pc increase is frankly bonkers. The average wage in my constituency is around £18,000 a year. Effectively telling people that £66,000 isn’t enough pay wouldn’t find much support on the doorsteps of Denton and Reddish.
Andrew Gwynne is correct, even the suggestion of a 32% increase is ludicrous. People are suffering genuine hardship and if they did award themselves such an outrageous pay increase it would only further alienate politicians from the electorate.
The Bearded Bolshevik from Ashton did not respond when asked so maybe he does want the pay rise. Read more at the Manchester Evening News.