Many MPs have reported record workloads during the pandemic due to the increased demand for all different kinds of support in their community.
And while there’s plenty to keep MPs busy with their main line of work, many also find the time to take on other jobs, in some cases spending the equivalent of more than two days a week on these other roles.
Here are the MPs who spent the most time on work outside of Parliament between January 2020 and August 2021.
1. Dan Jarvis
Labour MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis has worked a total of 2413.7 hours, averaging 27.8 hours per week. Jarvis is the serving mayor of the Sheffield city region, which makes up the vast majority of this time commitment.
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2. Dr Dan Poulter
Conservative MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter has worked a total of 2131.5 hours, averaging 24.6 hours per week. Dr Poulter works as an NHS GP, averaging between 112 and 96 hours per month at different points during the pandemic.
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3. Marco Longhi
Conservative MP for Dudley North, Marco Longhi has worked a total of 1889.2 hours, averaging 21.8 hours per week. Longhi, who also has a significant rental property portfolio, works as a councillor and is the director of lettings firm, Justmove.
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4. Matt Vickers
Conservative MP for Stockton South, Matt Vickers has worked a total of 1598.5 hours, averaging 18.4 hours per week. Vickers serves as a councillor on Stockton borough council.
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