With the Brexit deadline extended until 31 October 2019, it is likely that the UK will have to participate in European parliamentary elections at the end of May.
If this happens, the UK will be returning 73 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to Brussels and Strasbourg.
They will officially take up their seats on 2 July – at which point they will start receiving their salary and various benefits.
The successful candidates may need to give up their current jobs in order to fulfil their role as an MEP, so how much can they expect to earn, given they may serve only a few months?
How much will they earn?
Since 2009, all MEPs – regardless of which country they represent – receive the same income. It’s set