A recent BMG Research poll has found that 40% of people think MPs should not be paid during the election campaign.

Since parliament is dissolved ahead of the snap election on June 6, we asked members of the public whether they thought MPs should be paid during the election campaign.

Our results found that roughly 2 in 5 people believe MPs should only be paid during the campaign if they are standing for re-election.

Were this the case, the likes of George Osborne and Douglas Carswell would no longer receive an MP’s salary.

Almost the same amount felt that no MP’s should be paid during the election campaign, regardless of their intentions.

Only 1 in 7 are in favour of the current system, in which all MPs continue to be paid until the election of a new parliament.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.



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