Swire doesn’t need to do any work but he’s still being paid

So, he’s just Joe Public.

“… Do MPs still get paid during the election period, and do they have to do any work?

MPs are no longer MPs once Parliament is dissolved. They are ordinary members of the public with no special privileges. That is because every seat in the House of Commons is now up for grabs.

However, they continue to receive their salary, currently £79,468 a year, up to and including polling day. If they have chaired a select committee, the extra payment they get for doing that job stops on the day Parliament is dissolved.

They are under no obligation to do any work during this period and their parliamentary passes are locked out. But they can keep abreast of urgent casework via parliamentary email. …”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50255211