In case you are wondering what £22,425 is it's the average wage of a resident of North West Leicestershire for 2011.
It's a wage which many families in this district where I am privileged to serve have to live on.
Many, many families right here in North West Leicestershire live on a great deal less.
Many, many familes are facing no pay rise this year.
Many, many families are facing real term cuts to benefit.
Coincidentally £22,425 is also around one third of the wage paid to an MP of £65,738 - before expenses, pension, second home allowance (and not forgetting external income).
But according to our MP, Andrew Bridgen, £65,738 may not be enough.
You see, in an interview on Radio 4 tonight, according to Mr Bridgen £65,738 is the sort of wage which means, and I quote, you have to 'look you children in the eye when it's Christmas say you can't have what you normally have because Mummy or Daddy wants to be an MP'.
Mr Bridgen may represent the people of North West Leicestershire but making comments such as these shows he doesn't understand or empathise with them.
If you think that £65,738 (plus expenses) is the sort of wage that makes it difficult to make ends meet all I can say is 'you don't know how hard it is for many families these days'.
Mr Bridgen I have a suggestion for you.
Let me take you around my ward, in your constituency, or the ward of any of my council colleagues.
Let's ask a representative sample of people on the streets of those wards whether they think £65,738 with all the trimmings is enough.
You might be surprised by the answer.