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MP says university vice chancellor pay needs to be addressed urgently

Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 per year as vice-chancellor of Bath University. Photo: ITV West Country

South West Wiltshire's MP says the issue of university vice chancellor pay needs to be addressed urgently.

Andrew Murrison quit his position at Bath University earlier this year over Dame Glynis Breakwell's salary.

She earns £451,000 per year.

A debate on the subject was held in the House of Commons last night.

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I see no evidence to suggest that paying people more is going to improve the quality of the institution — if anything the data seems to suggest the reverse.

– Andrew Murrison