Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero has blasted proposals for MPs to have an 11 per cent pay rise saying it is ‘out of kilter with the real world’.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is proposing the increase, saying MPs’ pay has fallen behind, relative to average national earnings.
But Ms De Piero said: “I nearly choked on my cornflakes when I heard. I think these proposals as reported are bonkers. It is so out of kilter with what’s going on in the real world it’s untrue, especially given the fact ordinary people are going through the biggest cost of living crisis for a generation. This rise shouldn’t go ahead.”