mp pay rises to become key point of trust between voters and mps

Thursday 12 December 2013

Commenting on IPSA's comments that MPs deserve a one off pay rise, Paul Green, director of communication for Saga commented:

"73% of Britain's Saga Generations strongly oppose awarding MPs a substantial pay increase, particularly in these austere times when others are facing marginal increases at best.  In fact a quarter went further demanding cuts in MP numbers in return for pay increases.

"With over 65s three times more likely to vote than those under 25, and public opinion so strongly opposed to the ludicrous increase, it is perhaps no surprise that IPSAs plans will make an uncomfortable public battleground for MPs. 
"If the Boundary Commission recommendations for fewer MPs had been allowed to stand, then twice as many of the nations over 50s would have supported a pay rise for MPs (16% to 28%).  However, as things stand this is likely to become a key point of trust between the voting public and those elected to represent them."

 

ENDS

 

Saga Populus interviewed 11,000 Saga customers, all aged 50+, online between 10th July and 19th July 2013. Populus is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules; for more information see www.populus.co.uk.

 

Saga is the leading provider of products and services for the Saga Generations, those aged 50 and over, and publishes the award winning Saga Magazine.

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