Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

David Davis

Former Brexit secretary David Davis. Image: Getty

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Former Brexit secretary David Davis has landed a £3,000 per hour job at digger manufacturers, JCB.

The Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden will act as an external adviser to the company, and will be paid a total of £60,000 for 20 hours of work.

Mr Davis, who resigned from the cabinet last year in protest against the Prime Minister's Chequers plan, will earn the money alongside his basic salary as an MP of £77,379 per annum.

 

 

He is also a registered board member of German manufacturing company, Mansfelder Kupfer Und Messing GMBH, for which he will receive a further £36,085.

The chairman of JCB, Lord Bamford, is a vocal Leave supporter, and is also a donor to the Conservative Party.

Mr Davis, himself a keen Brexiteer, voted against Theresa May's Brexit deal last week, branding it "substandard".

 

'Disgusting'

David Davis. Image: Getty

Labour MP Ian Murray has said the salary Mr Davis will earn in his new role at JCB is "disgusting".

"What an absolute insult to the people of the UK who have been left facing deeper austerity and increased living costs as a result of the calamitous Brexit he campaigned for and still supports," Mr Murray said.

"There are very real consequences of the decisions he made, and workers in the construction and manufacturing sectors will be among those to pay the price."