Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he will not accept a pay rise due to the ongoing economic difficulties affecting the rest of the country.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has recommended increasing MPs' salaries by 9.26 per cent to £74,000 in 2015.
Mr Miliband said it was not right to expect the public to accept a pay rise for MPs during the "biggest crisis in living standards for a generation".
Education Secretary Michael Gove led a backlash against a pay hike for MPs - telling the regulator that proposed the rise to "stick it".
They put in long hours, they work weekends and split their lives between two places of work. So should MPs get a pay rise?
As the MPs' salary debate continues, Sir Peter Bottomley defends the work of MPs and addresses the issue of whether they are paid enough.