John Bercow and the £20K redecoration of the Speaker’s Palace

John Bercow the new Speaker for the House of Commons has according to according to the Daily Telegraph this morning alledegdy spent £20,000 on refurbishments to the Speaker’s palace.  Mr Bercow has said that as he now has his young family (aged one, three and five) are living in the Speaker’s palace alterations are necessary.  The Daily Telegraph has produced evidence...
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John Bercow’s ‘Pay Cut’

The Sunlight Centre has recieved a rapid response to our FOI request on Mr Speaker’s pay.  John Bercow’s total pay is £141,647.  His salary consists of £64,766 for his salary as an MP for Buckhingham and £79,754 for his salary for the office of speaker.  Both these rates are agreed by the House of Commons after having recieved advice from the...
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