That’s the conclusion of a report published by the University of Leeds this week titled “Life after Losing or Leaving: The experience of former members of Parliament”. Apparently it will puncture the myth of a gravy train for ex-MPs detailing the difficulty some have in finding new work and adapting to life in the outside world:
Many former MPs miss not being at the centre of British politics. One said: “I would wake up in the morning, listen to the radio, and form views on the issues of the day and then I realised that no one wanted to know what I thought”.
More details here.
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.