Britain's youngest MP to donate part of her £79,000 salary to charity

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Nadia Whittome (Picture: Facebook)
Nadia Whittome will give part of her salary to charity (Picture: Facebook)

The youngest MP in the UK has pledged to give away a large amount of her £79,000 salary to charity.

Labour's Nadia Whittome, 23, who won the Nottingham East seat in the general election, will only take home £35,000 after tax.

She will donate the rest to Nottingham charities because she does not want to earn more than public sector workers.

Ms Whittome told Nottinghamshire Live. "It's not about philanthropy and it's not that MPs don't deserve that salary, it's the fact our teaching assistants, nurses and firefighters do as well.

"When they get the pay rise they deserve, so will I. I hope this decision sparks a conversation about earnings.”

Nadia Whittome, 23, is the youngest MP (Picture: Facebook)
Nadia Whittome, 23, is the youngest MP (Picture: Facebook)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to a crowd of supporters next to a statue of Robin Hood in Nottingham, while on the General Election campaign trail.
Nadia Whittome (bottom left) looks on as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on the campaign trail in Nottingham. (PA)

The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2019 is £79,468.

MPs also receive expenses to cover the costs of running an office, employing staff, having somewhere to live in London or their constituency, and travelling between Parliament and their constituency.

Salaries of Members of Her Majesty's Government and Speaker of the House from 1st April 2019 (earned on top of £79,468 MP basic wage)

  • Prime Minister - £79,286

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer - £71,090

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster & Minister for the Cabinet Office - £71,090

  • Secretary of State Lord Chancellor - £71,090

  • Attorney General - £98,921

  • Lord Privy Seal and Leader of House of Lords - £104,360

  • Speaker of the House - £75,000

Ms Whittome will be part of the rebuild of the Labour Party after it was comfortably beaten in the general election on Thursday.

It was the worst Labour performance in the polls since the 1930s after it managed to take only 203 seats.

The Tories gained a massive 365 seats, with Labour losing 52, including a number of constituencies in the ‘red wall’ of northern England.


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Ms Whittome defended her party’s left-wing policies after they were partly blamed for the loss saying the defeat was largely about Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn signalled he could quit as Labour leader in the early part of next year after the bruising defeat.

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