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I READ and listen to the uninformed and baseless comments of individuals and members of the press who like to criticise anyone in public office.

We are so very fortunate to live in a country with members of Parliament and city and local councils who work hard, and work very long hours for so little financial reward.

It is too easy to shout about high earnings and useless public servants without really thinking about what it would be like without them.

I have a friend who is a councillor with City of York Council and I know how hard she works and how little financial reward she is given.

She does it because she believes in what she does, like so many others. I would never be in politics because of the loud, thoughtless nonsense that people shout about our politicians.

Just carry on with all this bitter and unfounded criticism and you will end up with what you deserve, which is representatives who can afford to be in positions of power because they have money.

What will you moan about then? That only people from wealthy backgrounds are in positions of power?

DJ Little, Strensall, York.

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11:48am Sat 14 Dec 13

wallman says...

little financial reward? don't you read the wages and expenses they get
little financial reward? don't you read the wages and expenses they get wallman

12:54pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Bad magic says...

There is a massive difference between those who work for the council and those that think they run it just because they won a popularity contest.
There is a massive difference between those who work for the council and those that think they run it just because they won a popularity contest. Bad magic

1:35pm Sat 14 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

And which planet are you from?.
And which planet are you from?. CHISSY1

2:44pm Sat 14 Dec 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

The letter was looking promising until this bit.
We are so very fortunate to live in a country with members of Parliament and city and local councils who work hard, and work very long hours for so little financial reward.

Better luck next time.
The letter was looking promising until this bit. [quote]We are so very fortunate to live in a country with members of Parliament and city and local councils who work hard, and work very long hours for so little financial reward. [/quote] Better luck next time. NoNewsIsGoodNews

2:46pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bolero says...

And a Merry Christmas to all our readers! Plonker.
And a Merry Christmas to all our readers! Plonker. bolero

2:49pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bolero says...

I'm only joining in the fun because surely he/she has got to be joking.
I'm only joining in the fun because surely he/she has got to be joking. bolero

7:11pm Sat 14 Dec 13

TheTruthHurts says...

Being an MP has pretty much made Hugh Bayley a millionaire so i think you have some brass writing a letter claiming that they dont get financial reward.
Being an MP has pretty much made Hugh Bayley a millionaire so i think you have some brass writing a letter claiming that they dont get financial reward. TheTruthHurts

1:49am Sun 15 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

There is a wide gaping chasm between local authority politics / politicians, and those in Government don in that there London.
There is a wide gaping chasm between local authority politics / politicians, and those in Government don in that there London. Magicman!

9:51am Mon 16 Dec 13

Zetkin says...

Pay MPs the average wage of their constituents.

Each MP's principal residence to be in said constituency.

Let each MP from outside London have a rent-free state-owned one bedroom flat close to Parliament, to be vacated as soon as s/he ceases to be an MP.

Let each MP have standard class rail travel between London and his/her constituency.

That way, no one will get rich from being an MP, but neither will anyone be excluded from being an MP because they can't afford it.

Who knows, we might even get some MPs who genuinely wish to serve their communities rather than enriching themselves and advancing their "careers".
Pay MPs the average wage of their constituents. Each MP's principal residence to be in said constituency. Let each MP from outside London have a rent-free state-owned one bedroom flat close to Parliament, to be vacated as soon as s/he ceases to be an MP. Let each MP have standard class rail travel between London and his/her constituency. That way, no one will get rich from being an MP, but neither will anyone be excluded from being an MP because they can't afford it. Who knows, we might even get some MPs who genuinely wish to serve their communities rather than enriching themselves and advancing their "careers". Zetkin

4:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dr Robert says...

Me thinks DJ Little is brainwashed a lot, come down to earth.
Me thinks DJ Little is brainwashed a lot, come down to earth. Dr Robert

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