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Tuesday 16 July 2013

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TUSC chair Dave Nellist interviewed on MPs' "scandalous" proposed 11% pay rise

Interview with Dave Nellist, BBC website, 13 July 2013, reposted on TUSC website 8 December 2013
Former MP Dave Nellist is the national chairperson of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC, photo Paul Mattsson

Former MP Dave Nellist is the national chairperson of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC, photo Paul Mattsson

As many MPs rush to condemn proposals to give them an 11% pay rise, few have taken the lead of the former member for Coventry South.

From his election in 1983 to his deselection by Labour in 1992, Dave Nellist kept less than half his salary.

Along with two other Labour politicians - Terry Fields, MP for Liverpool Broadgreen, and Pat Wall, MP for Bradford North - Mr Nellist chose to "get by" on a wage closer to that of the people he represented.

Ful article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-23289962