Thank you for getting in touch with me regarding MPs pay.
It is appalling that there has been a proposal to raise MPs pay, especially at this time. If additional funds are available, then that money should be spent on the salaries of key workers who have been on the front line throughout this pandemic.
The salary of all MPs is decided by an independent body called IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (www.theipsa.org.uk). MPs have no say in how much they are paid, nor whether there should be an increase to their salary. IPSA announced last week that they have opened a consultation on an increase to MP’s salaries, and you can respond to the consultation here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/press-releases-2020/8-october-2020-periodic-adjustment-to-mps-pay-consultation/.