Labour Parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire Jamie McMahon has called on other Parties to follow Labour’s lead and ban their MPs’ from holding second jobs.
Two years ago Labour announced that they would ban their MPs’ from holding paid directorships and consultancies. The measure will be included in the party’s manifesto, would ensure no Labour MP holds a paid directorship or consultancy after May.
Following another week of damaging revelations about MPs’ extra earnings Jamie has called on all Parties to follow Labour’s call.
Jamie has already committed to be a full time MP for North West Leicestershire if elected in May and this compares to the current Tory MP for North West Leicestershire who has spent most of this Parliament earning more by working for his family business than he does as an MP.
Labour parliamentary candidate Jamie McMahon said:
“We need all Parties to follow in Labour’s footsteps and ban their MPs’ from having second jobs after May. I’ve always promised to make being MP for North West Leicestershire my only job. That compares to North West Leicestershire’s current Tory MP who has spent most of his time as our MP earning more working for his family business than he does as our MP. This has to change and I hope David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage will follow in Labour’s footsteps and put a stop to second jobs for MPs.
Politics needs to change. I work for a disabled children’s charity and I want to come into politics to make it different. Banning second jobs is just a small step we can take to help regain trust in politics.”