Two-thirds of MPs who promised to give their 10 per cent pay rises away to charity have so far failed to do so, a survey has found.

The increase, which saw an MP’s salary rise from £67,000 to £74,000 after the election in May, was paid automatically into the bank accounts of all 650 members in the Commons.

Amid a public outcry earlier this year, 69 MPs pledged not to take the money and to give it away to good causes.

But research by the Sun newspaper discovered that only 26 had so far delivered on their promises or made plans to donate the money.

Source: MPs fail to give £7k pay rises to charity – Telegraph