As an MEP, I receive a salary of €84,000. For my first ten years in the parliament, I received the same salary as a Westminster MP, but from July 2009 we switched to a common “Members’ Statute” under which MEPs from all member-states are paid the same. The Sterling value of my salary varies with the exchange rate, but is currently slightly higher than a Westminster MP’s salary.

I do not employ any relatives.

Brussels staff includes two full-time research assistants which are paid directly by the European Parliament, including all approved expenses they incur such as monthly travel to and from Strasbourg. .

In addition to staff allowances, I am entitled to a range of other expenses to support my work as a parliamentarian. These allowances are drawn, and dispersed, precisely in line with parliamentary rules.

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