His father led the Labour Party to defeat in the 1992 general election, and served as a European Commissioner for a decade before becoming a life peer. His mother, Glenys, was a member of the European Parliament before joining the Lord. The couple have collected six public sector pensions between them, worth an estimated £185,000 a year.
Hmmm. So, Neil gets an MP’s pension, an EU Commissioner one. Does he also get something for having been Leader of the Opposition?
Mary Glenys gets an MEP’s one, A Ministerial one and probably a teacher’s one (although that will be small).
And, of course, they both get attendance at the HoL, worth perhaps £100k a year between them if they’re there often enough.
Anyone seen the full calculation of their six pensions? Did Guido or someone do it originally?