May defended Osborne's decision to become editor of the London Evening Standard
The former Chancellor, who was sacked by May when she appointed her new cabinet last year, previously defended his six jobs amid growing concerns from his Tatton constituents.
The Prime Minister said: “MPs throughout time and continuing now have often had other roles and responsibilities and jobs as well as being an MP.
I think generally a breadth of experience in the House of Commons is a good thing
“We have doctors, dentists, nurses; we have reservists, special constables in the House of Commons. That brings a breadth of experience into the House of Commons.
“I think generally a breadth of experience in the House of Commons is a good thing.”
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A watchdog has launched a consultation on reforming rules on MPs’ second jobs after Osbourne’s latest appointment.
The Conservative former minister Dan Poulter is a practising GP, Labour’s Dr Rosena Allin-Khan does shifts at St George’s hospital, and the Tory MP Sir Paul Beresford is a dentist.
Osbourne previously said: “Now I have left Downing Street I want to continue to take part in the debate about the future direction of our country.
“No longer being Chancellor gives me time to do that in other ways – yes, in the Chamber of the House of Commons; but also as the editor of a major newspaper.
May claimed lot's of MPs have second jobs and manage to do both
“I may have run a country but I haven’t actually run a newspaper and I know there’s a lot for me to learn.”
The Tatton MP’s other jobs include £650,000 a year for advising the investment managers Blackrock, almost £800,000 for being a speaker on the Washington Speakers bureau, and £120,000 for being the Kissinger Fellow for the McCain Institute.
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May’s comments appeared to rule out any action to remove the Tory whip from the former chancellor, which some MPs had urged to avoid conflicts of interest.
There have been calls for a probe into whether Mr Osborne broke rules for former ministers by failing to clear the appointment with the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) before it was announced.