MP claims public do not consider £65,000 'a lot of money'

Tory backbencher Andrew Bridgen waded into the row yesterday evening by insisting the "vast majority" of the public did not consider £65,000 a year "a lot of money" - even though it is more than double the average wage.

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MPs want 32% pay rise

MPs have been accused of living in "cloud cuckoo land" after demanding their salaries are hiked by a third to £86,000.