The West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox has defended his work as a barrister after criticism from a pressure group.
In 13 months he earned £450,000 on top of his Parliamentary salary.
However he said this covered VAT and staff costs, and that outside interests were vital to ensure we had independent-minded MPs.
The Mayor of West Devon - Councillor Robin Musgrave - says the region's tourist industry will benefit from the success of the Tour of Britain cycle race.
Thousands of people lined the route from Barnstaple to Dartmouth at the weekend. The race was won by Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is from Plymouth and trains on Dartmoor.