The fundraiser is set up fun at A Tori MP who used a media interview to complain about his £ 82,000 salary amid a cost-of-living crisis.
Sir Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP for Worthing West and the father of the House of Commons, described MPs’ pay packets as “really grim”, with their wages being 5 per cent of those earning in the UK.
He called for increasing the salaries of members somewhere in the area of 100,000, saying the situation was “extremely difficult” for new MPs, adding, “I don’t know how they will handle it.”
Now, a GoFundMe user named Simon Harris has shown concern for Sir Peter by trying to raise £ 20,000 to increase his income.
“Support this Tory MP who is struggling at k 80k a year,” the page description reads.
“I am collecting £ 20,000 for Sir Peter Bottomley, who boldly acknowledges that he is currently ‘struggling’ with the salaries of MPs at £ 80,000,” it adds.
The page was created on Wednesday and has raised £ 70 from six generous donors so far.
In an interview The new governorSir Peter called for MPs to get a pay rise, suggesting that their salaries do not include costs.
He suggested that taxpayers should lay the groundwork for what the rest of the public would pay for, such as food and travel.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the median salary in the UK is just over £ 31,000, while those who pay more than £ 80,000 make up 5 per cent of their income.
An increase of £ 18,000 a year for MPs’ wages represents an increase of nearly 22 per cent.
The government increased NHS staffing by 3 per cent this year.