Sir Keir Starmer sold seven acres of green-belt land for an estimated £400,000 just a day before travellers set up an unauthorised caravan site on an adjoining field. The Labour leader bought the plot behind his parents’ former home for an undisclosed sum in 1996 and apparently made a huge profit when he sold it earlier this month.
Local residents watched aghast as lorries arrived to put down hardcore and asphalt for three mobile homes the following day. There is no suggestion that Sir Keir knew anything about the travellers’ site in advance of the sale of his plot.
But the buyer, councillor David Stamp, 37, who runs a chain of garages and a second-hand car business, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘We would not have bought the land if we had known about the travellers. The timing could really not have been any worse.’ The mobile home pitches were built without planning consent on what used to be an exercise area for horses behind the semi-detached house where Sir Keir grew up in Oxted, Surrey.
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