Gordon Jackson is the MSP for Govan and also a QC. It was revealed today that he earned Â£163k via legal aid last year – more can be read here. This is on top of his ï¿½50k he earns as an MSP. I really cannot understand how he can be committed to both jobs, or give enough time to his local constituents. It is no wonder the majority of the public have been turned off by the Scottish parliament when you have part time MSP’s earning million dollar salaries.
Its time to allow only full time MP’s and MSP’s. They should not be allowed to hold other roles, especially considering the salaries they pull in and they also should be banned from sitting on the boards of companies – surely that is compromising their position as an MP?