Awaiting a reply
Last month you reported in this paper that Mr Swire has openly condemned the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) for proposing MPs should receive an 11 per cent pay rise.
However, unlike several other MPs, he has made no commitment about what he will do with his extra 11 per cent.
Although MPs’ rhetoric suggests many are embarrassed by the proposal, as Mr Swire says, the decision is the remit of IPSA.
Fellow constituents may be interested to know that Mr Swire has not replied to my polite request asking what he will do with his 11 per cent pay rise.
An extract from what I wrote: “You are in a fortunate financial position.
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“With so many of your constituents facing real hardship, their earnings having fallen in real terms over several years now, can you show your solidarity and make a stand by committing to what you believe is right?”
I have looked for an answer on Mr Swire’s website but cannot find one.
- 1 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 2 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 3 Postie raises £6K for charity by walking 100 miles
- 4 Town is spruced up as excitement is in the air for future
- 5 The more we work together the better it will be
- 6 Further improvements for Sidmouth Town FC
- 7 Claire leaves political spotlight
- 8 Show of Art set to captivate Kennaway House visitors
- 9 Sidmouth garden show to take place as lockdown eases
- 10 Golfing season underway at Sidmouth GC
Perhaps if fellow constituents share my concern and write to Mr Swire, he will have the courtesy to reply?
3 Hazel Close