In return for working six hours a month chairing meetings and 'taking a few phone calls' Andrew earns nearly £100,000 a year on top of his pay as an MP, putting him in the top 20 highest earners in parliament.
Andrew says of David:
It's not only an ill-advised comment it also doesn't convey the full picture.
If Andrew really wants to compare his work with David, let's look at the wider issues.
- According to www.theyworkforyou.com in his last year David spoke in 231 parliamentary debates, in the last year Andrew has spoken in 85.
- In his last year David received answers to 164 written questions. Andrew has received 41.
- In his last year David voted in 87.69% of votes in parliament. Andrew has voted in 77.96%
- In 2009, according to the staunchly conservative Sunday Telegraph, David was named in the top ten MP's for giving value to constituents*. Andrew has not been.
I have no idea how history will eventually record Andrew's contribution to our community but I have no doubt that David Taylor was a man many many people in North West Leicestershire greatly admired and a man that most of us in public office can only aspire to emulate.