The 153 MPs – mostly Conservatives – who are private landlords will all be receiving a share of the whopping £9.3 billion paid in housing benefit to landlords, as was revealed today.
And who set the rules under which landlords may receive so much public money?
A Conservative government.
Is it really necessary to point out the corruption here?
The number of MPs earning income by renting out properties increased by nearly a third during the last parliament, an analysis of data by the Guardian has found.
David Cameron, George Osborne and housing minister Brandon Lewis are among 153 members who declared an income from property in 2015 – an increase of 36 since 2010.
The figures show that nearly one in four MPs earn income as a landlord or landlady from at least one property. A majority of those are Tories, including nine Conservative ministers who attend cabinet, the figures show.
The data has been seized upon by housing campaigners who claim it shows that Britain’s political class has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo instead of strengthening the rights of tenants.
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