Backbench MPs from the major UK political parties are pushing for a huge pay rise that would take their salaries to £100,000 per year.
Several have written to the independent Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) asking for a substatial increase on the current salary of £60,277.
Senior Conservative MP Sir John Butterfill told the Sunday Times: “The main issue is the degree to which MPs’ salaries have fallen behind other public servants’.
“Not that many years ago, we were on a par with GPs and heads of comprehensive schools. They are now on £100,000.”
Union GMB condemned the move, saying it was unfair of MPs to claim a 60% pay rise while trying to impose a 3% cap on public service workers.
The SSRB reviews parliamentary pay every three years. The deadline for written submissions to the 2007 review is Friday, 8 December.