Member of the House of Deputies
A Member of the House of Deputies, usually abbreviated MP, is a member of the lower house of the Sanctarian National Parliament. It is similar to the title of "MP" or "Deputy" used in other states.
The term "MP" was coined in the 1600s was used to describe the delegates to the Pontifical Commission who were not ordained clergymen. They were there to grovel at the feet of the corrupt bishops and cardinals in order to get benefits for their local communities and were therefore dismissed as "meagre peasants" or as the clergy abbreviated, MPs. Though these delegates were eventually given more power in the centuries leading up to the abolition of the Papal States and the founding of the Divine Republic, although the lower house was called the House of Deputies, the term MP remains as a reminder of the past and the struggles that Sanctarians long gone went through to get Sanctaria where it is today.
The initials "MP" are placed after the surname of the elected MP. For example, the current Prime Minister (head of government) is "Joshua Turner, MP". The style used to refer to individual MPs during debates in the lower house is the member's name preceded by Deputy: for example, "Deputy Turner".
Salaries and Expenses
- Basic Salary: S£60,000
- Mobile Phone Allowance: S£240 per annum.
- Office Maintenance: S£6000 per annum.
- Travel Allowance: S£1500 per month.
- Daily Allowance: S£15
- Miscellaneous Expenses: S£200 per month.