Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dozens of MPs expected to struggle finding work after being booted out by electorate

‘Dozens of former MPs who have been unexpectedly sacked by the electorate will struggle to find the kind of lucrative work available to their vanquished predecessors, according to recruitment experts and former Parliamentarians.

The seismic nature of the polls on 7 May, with Labour virtually wiped out in Scotland and Liberal Democrats losing all but eight seats from their 2010 line-up, means that many politicians who thought they had a job for life have found themselves scanning the employment pages.

Where once being a former MP was a credential that would guarantee employment on a company board, successive scandals, notably over expenses, mean that former membership of the House of Commons no longer carries the same cachet.’