Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has said she will be increasing her donations to good causes if the proposed 10% pay rise for MPs goes ahead.
Dr Whiteford branded the pay rise wholly inappropriate in a statement issued today.
Eilidh who is also the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson on Social Justice said
After a budget that will cut the incomes of those in low paid work, and in light of the ongoing public sector pay freeze, an increase in MP’s pay is wholly inappropriate. If it goes ahead, I will be increasing my donations to good causes.
Members receive a generous wage already, and how IPSA can justify a 10% increase at this point in time is beyond comprehension.
Westminster SNP Leader Angus Robertson MP added
Now is a time of austerity and huge financial difficulties for far too many people. It is not right for MPs to have a pay-rise in these circumstances.
As IPSA has gone ahead with these changes, I think it would be right to use the funds to support good causes.
What good causes would you like to see Dr Whiteford donating to in the area?