Lee Anderson is going to be paid £100k a year for working 8 hours a week

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Lee Anderson's salary for his new gig on GB News has been released and safe to say it's a decent wedge.

The Tory party deputy chairman will be paid £100,000 for hosting a show on the channel for just eight hours a week, according to the register of MP's financial interests.

This is more than his £84,144 a year salary for being an MP, and is a big increase on the £200 weekly payment he received for appearing as a regular on Dan Wootton’s show.

It also follows his previous criticism of MPs who have significant earnings from outside Parliament.

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In the wake of the Owen Paterson lobbying row in November 2021, he said MPs were "paid handsomely for the job we do" and in a Facebook post added:

"If you need an extra £100,000 a year on top then you should really be looking for another job."

But he is not the only Tory MP who have used the channel as a side hustle. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Esther McVey and Philip Davies also host programmes while Dehenna Davison has also presented on the channel, but left when she became a levelling up minister last September.

McVey got £58,650 from the channel in 2022. Her husband and co-host, Davies, received £46,203 in the same year.

Rees-Mogg is yet to disclose how much he is being paid by the channel.

Announcing his decision to join GB News, Anderson previously said: “GB News is the true voice of the great British silent majority. I’m joining the people’s channel to ensure their voice is heard.”

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