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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:18 am on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Conservative, Lincoln 11:18 am, 30th January 2020

We all in this House like to think that all Members are equal, but it would seem that some Members are more equal than others. I declare an interest. In 2017, more Government than Opposition Members lost our seats—there were 33 of us—and we received one week’s salary for each year of service. Mysteriously, just before the 2019 general election—at which more Opposition Members lost their seats—it was decided that each departing MP would receive two months’ salary. Does the Leader of the House believe in fairness?