09/12/2013 08:45 GMT

Anger At MPs Rises By 11%

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The Debating Chamber during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.

Despite calls for restraint by all party leaders, public anger at MPs is set to rise by 11%.

A Conservative source said that the Prime Minister has consistently believed that "levels of discontentment should be going down, not up" - while a source from the Labour party said: "We will obviously wait to see what the final level of fury is".

Levels of public anger against MPs have grown sharply over recent years - rising from unhappiness in 2010 to disillusionment in 2011, anger in 2012 and blind fury in 2013.

Treasury minister Danny Alexander called the 11% rise "wholly inappropriate. MPs work incredibly hard. What is there to be angry about?"

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