Tory MP picks up second job… and a £50k pay rise
Tory MP picks up second job… and a £50k pay rise: Ben Bradley takes up role as council leader alongside his duties as the local MP
- Ben Bradley, 31, will rake in six-figure salary after he was elected to a second job
- He will be new leader of Nottinghamshire County Council and is Mansfield’s MP
- Entitled to allowance of £48,879 for council post on top £81,932 salary as an MP
A YOUNG Tory MP will rake in a six-figure salary after he was elected to a second job as a council leader.
Ben Bradley, 31, will be the new leader of Nottinghamshire County Council alongside his role as Mansfield’s MP.
He will be entitled to an allowance of £48,879 for the council post on top his £81,932 salary as an MP, giving him a combined income of £130,811.
Boris Johnson gets £157,372 as Prime Minister. Last year Mr Bradley became the first MP to publicly oppose a proposed 4.1 per cent Commons pay rise, which was eventually scrapped.
Ben Bradley (pictured), 31, will rake in six-figure salary after he was elected to a second job as he will be the new leader of Nottinghamshire County Council alongside his role as Mansfield’s MP
Anna Soubry, a former MP in Nottinghamshire, yesterday said it was ‘wrong’ for Mr Bradley to take on both roles.
She said: ‘Being the leader of a county council is a full-time job.
‘Being an MP requires you to be in Parliament – it’s a proper job. You can’t do both competently, but you can pick up a salary of £130,000.’
But Mr Bradley is not the first politician to hold two elected roles at the same time.
Labour’s Dan Jarvis is mayor of the Sheffield City Region whilst remaining MP for Barnsley Central – although he donates his mayoral salary to good causes.
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