Labour MP court appearance on £63,000 Social Housing Fraud

Alex Belfield

Reported by many national press and Youtube news channels, it appears the continued negativity for Labour party continues with a member appearing in court following being ‘accused of failing to tell Tower Hamlets that she was ‘no longer living in overcrowded conditions‘.

Reported on varied user generated news channels on Youtube, including one of Alex Belfield (formerly at BBC Radio 2) who reported this news on his channel that the Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Apsana Begum, is suggested to be “defrauding her local council“.

She has pleaded not guilty. She has also been suggested to have members of her own party harassing her so her address has not been called out in court. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court she was reported to have pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud by dishonesty.

We must also remember that we pride ourselves on being innocent until proven guilty in this country.

Reported in national and regional news publications including Daily Mirror, East London Advertiser and many more.

Funny enough, though some 11 year previously – A BIRMINGHAM MP has found herself at the centre of an expenses storm – after it emerged she made £63,000 profit on a second home bought with taxpayer help. Another Labour MP though I feel this is not just a ‘party related’ issue.

There seems to be an increasing amount of daily news channels on Youtube reporting on what is happening across the country. Mostly it is content not taken up by the major corporations or maybe purposely ignored. With BBC licence payers declining, is this the way forward for local / national news? You can choose from many broadcasters to suit your requirements to include those that are more political, those swinging left or right, or those just delivering the facts. There are some though that do have personal agendas and we need to take care not to read, or should I say watch, too much in to their broadcasts.

Just a quick search on Google for the phrase ‘MP fraud court appearance‘ brings up 7 million results and many MP’s and parties… Oh dear me.

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

You May Also Enjoy

Estate Agent Talk

How to Buy a Property in Today’s Competitive Market

Introduction It is common knowledge that the current real estate market is thriving, particularly in Florida. It is always highly in demand, and prices are rising due to the influx of people by the hundreds of thousands and even the millions. You are now perplexed about how you will ever be able to buy a…
Read More
US Flag
Breaking News

Is the state of Georgia a good place to retire?

Introduction Florida and Georgia have been friendly rivals for a long time, probably most famously on the football field where the universities of the two states compete against one another yearly. But Florida and Georgia are also engaged in a fresh competition over which state offers a superior environment for retirees. You are lucky since…
Read More
Overseas Property

Moving to Vancouver: Is living in Vancouver pricey?

Introduction One of the cities in Canada and all of North America with the highest population density in Vancouver. It is the most culturally and linguistically diverse city in Canada and the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. Since 2014, the city has been the permanent location for TED conferences and has hosted several international…
Read More
how to present your property for sale
Overseas Property

The Top 5 Real Estate Agents in Mississauga

Looking for a real estate agent in Mississauga? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the top 5 agents in the city, based on their experience and success rate. Whether you are looking to buy or sell property, these agents will be able to help you achieve your goals. Contact one of them…
Read More

Real Estate Copywriting Guide: 5 Tips For More Sales

Content related to real estate takes an important place in the thematic sections of copywriting. People always buy, sell or rent housing, which means this topic never loses relevance. However, real estate content cannot be called simple, but if you want big sales, you need to improve in this area, and you can learn how…
Read More
Breaking News


Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   Half of tenants who fear never owning own home face uphill battle in pet-averse rented sector New research from animal welfare charity Battersea reveals that one in two tenants fear they will never buy a home, with the growing number of lifetime renters significantly…
Read More