North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg earns over £29,000 a month for his second job presenting an opinion show on GB News.

The Guardian reported on Wednesday February 28 that the channel had paid more than £660,000 to Conservative MPs since its launch, and had paid a total £1,100 to Labour MPs for one off appearances. The paper reported that Mr Rees-Mogg was the MP who received the most from the channel.

GB News paid Mr Rees-Mogg over £324,000 in the last year for presenting his primetime TV show and he currently receives just over £29,000 a month for 40 hours work, which includes preparation work. For his job as the MP for North East Somerset, he is paid a salary of  £86,584.

The North East Somerset MP said: “I have always had other responsibilities be it at Somerset Capital Management, as a minister or now with GBNews. This has never impeded my ability to serve constituents and indeed helps as it gives me a wider perspective and with GBNews an immediate ability to raise issues that are of local as well as national concern.

“All MPs need to have a relationship with the media to communicate with and answer to voters.  I am fortunate to have a direct route.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s State of the Nation airs at 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.