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Winchester MP Steve Brine silent over big pay rise
5:26pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in Winchester
WINCHESTER MP, Steve Brine, has declined to discuss whether he would accept the 11 per cent increase for MPs, which will see their pay up from £66,000 a year to £74,000 in 2015.
In a statement, he said: “With overwhelming support from the public, Parliament agreed in 2009 to set up an independent body so MPs would rightly no longer have a say in setting pay and pensions.
“There are no final recommendations from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and there will be a further statutory review after the election, when they will hopefully bring forward proposals that see the cost of politics go down and not up.”
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