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.

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Two thirds of MPs believe they are underpaid

According to the research by YouGov, 69% of MPs thought they were underpaid on £65,738.

On average:

  • Conservatives said their salary should be £96,740
  • Lib Dems thought the right amount was £78,361
  • Labour £77,322 was appropriate

One MP insisted they should get £40,000 or less, but a fifth of those questioned said they deserved £95,000 or more.

The overall average suggestion was £86,250.

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