North Hampshire's MPs have voted in favour of plans that will see National Insurance rise to fund health and social care.

Boris Johnson fought off a potential Conservative rebellion as plans to end the "catastrophic costs" social care users face were approved in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Under the plans announced by the Prime Minister the NHS will get the bulk of the £36 billion raised in the first three years, with £5.4 billion for social care in England.

That balance is expected to tip towards social care in subsequent years as the £86,000 cap on costs introduced from October 2023 starts to require funding.

National Insurance contributions will increase by 1.25 percentage points and see those earning £20,000 a year pay £130 extra, or those earning £50,000 a year paying £505 extra.

All three of North Hampshire's Conservative MPs - Maria Miller (Basingstoke), Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire) and Kit Malthouse (North West Hampshire) - voted in favour of the PM's plans on Wednesday.

Mrs Miller, a former cabinet minister, tweeted earlier this week that the plan needs to "tackle both NHS waiting lists created by COVID in the short term & social care funding for the long term".

In all, the House voted by 319 to 248 in favour of the 1.25 percentage point increase in a move against the Conservative party's manifesto pledge from 2019 to not increase taxes.

MPs and experts have raised concerns that little might be left available for social care in three years time.

And these concerns were compounded by reports that the health service was advertising for dozens of managers on salaries of up to £270,000.

The Telegraph reported that chief executives of the 42 new integrated care systems around the country would be paid an average of £223,261.

Asked on Sky News about the reports, care minister Helen Whately said: “People working in the NHS in those kinds of roles are taking on a lot of responsibility, they’re big jobs, and they’re moving from having more senior managers in the NHS to fewer through doing this, the NHS reckons that it needs to have that level of pay to have the right people in those jobs.

“But I do think the Government keeps a really close eye on making sure that NHS money is spent carefully and appropriately because we want as much of the funding as possible to go to the front line.”