Former Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to have kept a lengthy contacts book from his time in office, allowing him to speak to finance ministers despite now being only a lowly back bench MP
"In my view with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn't really possible to be a proper back bench MP
(lawmaker) as a former prime minister.
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband wants to quit frontline politics to stay a back bench MP
, it was reported last night.
But I am led to believe a lot of the back bench MP
's think they deserve to be paid more, although I don't think that would actually be repeated in public.
Mr Miliband, who has taken on the role of a back bench MP
since losing the Labour party leadership contest to his brother Ed, announced his resignation from politics in favour of a new senior role in the US with charity International Rescue.
Prime Minister David Cameron - himself an ex-smoker - has distanced himself from the bill, bought about by back bench MP
One back bench MP
questioned why, since its continued building of settlements also contravened UN Security Council legislation, Tel Aviv had not also been targeted.
Except to say that: "He was a back bench MP
then with perhaps a little more time on his hands.
One senior back bench MP
said: "The Nats are doing to us what we did to the Tories.
One influential back bench MP
told the Mail last night that Mawhinney's performance as chairman had been "appalling."
And so, even the current basic rate for a bacK bench MP
of PS66,396, plus generous expenses and pension contributions, seems liKe a small fortune to the average worKer.
Despite being offered Ed Balls' key shadow Chancellor position by his brother after the coalition took power in 2010, for the last two years Mr Miliband has taken the role of a back bench MP
. Ed Miliband is reported to have discussed the departure with his brother and is said to be sending him on his way with "sadness".