Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 25 February 2024

‘Hypocrite’ Rayner’s £48k profit on council house sale: Starmer’s deputy used Maggie’s flagship policy to buy discounted home – but now she threatens to cut subsidy for others

Angela Rayner has been accused of hypocrisy after it was discovered she made a £48,500 profit on her ex-council house thanks to the right-to-buy policy she now wants to reform.

Critics say Labour’s deputy leader wants to ‘pull up the ladder’ to make it harder for other social housing tenants to benefit in the same way she did. Ms Rayner is also Shadow Housing Secretary, and has spoken out against those who get ‘loads and loads of discount’ when purchasing their properties under the right-to-buy policy first introduced by Margaret Thatcher, and long despised by the Left.

But she bought her own former council house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, with a 25 per cent discount in 2007 – making the five-figure profit when she sold it at the market rate eight years later.

The purchase is revealed in a new book by Lord Ashcroft, which will be serialised exclusively in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday next month. The volume, Red Queen? The Unauthorised Biography Of Angela Rayner, raises other questions about the outspoken MP’s living arrangements.

Official documents seen by this newspaper show that she was registered on the electoral roll at the ex-council house in Vicarage Road for five years after she married Mark Rayner in 2010. Despite them being newlyweds, her husband was listed elsewhere – a house in Lowndes Lane, just over a mile away, which had also been bought under the right-to-buy scheme.

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