Labour MP cut more than two years off council home waiting list

A Labour MP accused of cheating a council out of £64,000 blamed her ‘controlling’ husband, a court heard. Apsana Begum, 31, claimed she was living in ‘overcrowded conditions’ with her family when she was in fact in a four bedroomed house with three other people. She claimed another allegedly fraudulent council house application had been made in her name by her partner – without her knowing. The MP won the east London seat of Poplar and Limehouse with a 28,904…

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