Tory MPs receive £15.2m from second jobs since 2019 election

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Study shows income of Conservatives such as Theresa May and Boris Johnson dwarfs that of other parties

Tory MPs have received £15.2m from second jobs since the last general election, dwarfing the combined income of politicians who represent other parties.

The former prime minister Theresa May was the biggest recipient, taking home £2.5m on top of her parliamentary salary, mainly from giving speeches to organisations in the US such as JP Morgan bank and the private equity firm Apax Partners. She draws a salary of £85,000 from this pot and says the rest of the money is used to fund her private office, promote her involvement in public life, and make charitable donations.

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