Only 25 MPs Gave Their £7,000 Pay Rise To Charity As Promised

By : Alex Watt |


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It has emerged today that, despite promising to donate their £7,000 pay rises to charity, less than 11 per cent of British MPs have actually done so.

British MPs received the controversial 10 per cent pay rise earlier this year, taking their pay from £67,000 per year to £74,000, which comes at a time of major public sector cuts, proposed changes to junior doctors’ contracts and the government attempting to scrap tax credits for working families.

In light of this, a report by The Sun revealed that 69 Members of Parliament publicly pledged to donate their pay rises to charity when it came into effect, but only 25 of those in Westminster have followed through on those words.

The pay rise was recommended and brought in by the government’s independent watchdog, so the change actually went through automatically rather than being something called for by the MPs themselves. Despite this, all of the party leaders told their MPs to give the extra cash away as a mark of solidarity.

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Caroline Lucas – one of the generous few.

However, The Sun found that only the following 25 MPs could confirm that they had done just that, and given their extra cash away to good causes:



Nicola Blackwood
Maria Caulfield
Jason McCartney
Kevin Foster
Richard Fuller
Nicky Morgan
Paul Maynard
David Mowat
Andrew Percy
Dominic Raab
Andrew Stephenson
Chris White


Yvette Cooper
Norman Coaker
Jo Cox
Neil Coyle
Jack Dromey
Ivan Lewis
Gloria de Pietro
Gisela Stewart
Conor McGinn
Andy Slaughter

Liberal Democrats


Nick Clegg
Tim Farron


Caroline Lucas

Politicians going back on their promises? We’re shocked, quite frankly!