Nottingham East MP Nadia Whittome, who represents residents in Carlton, will donate a slice of her salary to a charity in St Ann’s
Ms Whittome, who at 23, is Britain’s youngest MP, announced the St Ann’s Advice Centre will be the first good cause to benefit from her workers wage pledge.
During her election bid last year, Nadia announced that, if elected as an MP she would only take home a salary in line with the national average, or ‘Worker’s wage’.
St Ann’s Advice Centre will be the first of many local organisations to receive a donation from Nadia.
Nadia Whittome said: “St Ann’s advice centre is a lifeline for so many people in Nottingham and holds a really special place in our community.
“The advice centre takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals, whether its through the foodbank, fuel support, benefits advice or the many more facilities on offer. Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and years of austerity, the advice centre team has continued to go the extra mile to ensure they don’t have to turn people away.
“I am therefore delighted to have chosen the St Ann’s Advice Centre as the first local organisation to share my MP salary with me”.
Debbie Webster, Centre Manager, said: “We are so proud to be given Nadia’s first charitable donation from her MP wages. It is really reassuring to know that she recognises and appreciates the work we do here. We are grateful for her support and want to commend her for her real commitment to this community”.