Some might call this poetic justice.
Conservative Party policies have created a shortage of affordable housing – and now a Conservative MP appears to be suffering because of it.
William Wragg says he can’t afford to buy a house. But is he just saying that? His weekly take-home pay is more than £800 a week, which strikes This Writer as being enough to service most mortgages.
Is it just that he wants a mansion like his Parliamentary friends Dave and George and Boris and Lord Fraud and so on?
A Conservative MP earning £74,000 a year says he has been forced to move back in with his parents because he can’t afford to buy a house.
William Wragg, 28, who earns three times the national average wage as MP for Hazel Grove, near Stockport, Greater Manchester, said he had become part of the so-called “boomerang generation” while he saves for a deposit.
This is despite self-contained one-bedroom flats being available in his constituency for rent at as little as £110 a week – just over an eighth of Wragg’s weekly take-home pay. He is also entitled to House of Commons expenses to cover the rent of a London flat.
Wragg told ITV’s The Granada Debate that although he was “paid extremely well” he had to move back home with his parents in the north-west or face being trapped in a rented flat.
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