Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has questioned how MPs with second jobs can do so without it impacting on their role as a Member of Parliament.
Speaking in a debate on the subject in the House of Commons, Sir Bob said:
“As a graduate of the university of life and the school of hard knocks, I can say that this is the best job I have ever had.
“If a Member of Parliament is doing his or her job properly here and in their constituency, where do they find the time to have other jobs?”
During his time as an MP, Liberal Democrat Sir Bob has recorded the highest voting attendance of the 650 MPs. He regularly works an 80-hour week variously at the House of Commons and in Colchester, always six days and sometimes seven days a week. He holds more Advice Bureaux for residents than any other MP in Essex and Suffolk.