October 22nd, 2012

Shamed Rent-Swapper Linda Riordan to Sell Up
1000 Majority MP Promises to Payback Profits

Disgraced rent-swapping Labour MP Linda Riordan has told her the Halifax Courier she will sell her London flat and pay back the capital gains or profit to the taxpayer. Last week it was revealed that hard left Riordan skimmed £1,000-a-month profit by renting out her mortgaged London home while claiming rent for another nearby house on expenses.

“I have decided to place the flat on the market this week, and after speaking to Iain Mckenzie this weekend (the person renting the flat) he has agreed to move out as soon as is practically possible. I have always abided by the rules. Furthermore, I have agreed to pay IPSA back any capital gains. I will, on the assumption that my flat sells, pay any profit to the taxpayer. Of course I cannot speak for other MPs or ex-MPs who are or may continue to make profits.”

Housing benefit fraudsters go to jail when they are caught out, MPs can just promise not to do it again. Shameless Linda Riordan didn’t even say sorry. She only has a majority of around 1,000 – the people of Halifax know what to do in 2015…


  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    Found the piggy nose again – good


  2. 3
    Centre Parting says:

    Yes, was it a ‘market rent’?


  3. 4
    Bert the Builder says:

    THe people of Halifax might know what to do, but only those with intelligence. The others will still vote liebour.


  4. 5
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Who needs a house in London when you have the train?


  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    I see they don’t redact the tenants name – just the landlord’s, when they happen to be an M.P.


  6. 9
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    “the people of Halifax know what to do in 2015″

    I’m afriad you are hugely overestimating the intelligence of the people of Halifax Guido.


  7. 10
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Linda has done a quick back of the envelope calculation and worked out her private sector/open market value is considerably less than her public remuneration, even when calculated net of the swappage.

    She’s therefore taken a sensible, commercial capitalist decision to hand in one in a desperate attempt to keep the other.


    • 22
      a non says:

      There is more than one way to skin a cat.
      Would be sensible though to keep an eye on her expenses claims until the 2015 election.


  8. 11
    Chukus Yermoney says:

    Why dont people just hold their property portfolio’s in an offshore company?


  9. 14
    anonymous says:

    Halifax Building Society.


  10. 15
    MartinW says:

    NOTHING on BBC news about this latest troughing by Labour MPs. An absolute silence. What a surprise!


  11. 17
    Lina R. says:

    Someone tweaked by little piggy tail when my snout was in the trough!

    S’not fair!!


  12. 19
    Meanwhile back in the Bunker says:

    Cameron wants to poach Boris’ campaign manager at ANY price! BIG question.. Who’s picking up that ‘at ANY price’ tab, Dave?


  13. 20
    Fucka Yamummy says:

    You won’t catch me Guido hahaha


  14. 24
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    This bitch should be fed to the pigs – they’ll eat any shite.


  15. 28
    Brown out and pay me damages says:



  16. 29
    Spinal Damages says:

    They should not be allowed to get away with it!


  17. 30
    Ghost of Greg Stone. says:

    And she must pay back the sum in rent that she has been trousering.


  18. 31
    They are thick as shit troughing arsewipes in Edinburgh says:

    They never give up their quest to trough as much as they can!


  19. 32
    Doris says:

    How did you manage to get her to pose for a photo-op with a pink snout badge across her nose Guido?.


  20. 33
    Get the here and now by a troughing old bag says:



  21. 35
    Get the here and now ruined by a troughing old bag says:

    Oink! Oink!


  22. 36
    Sarge says:

    How’s she going to pay any profit she makes to the taxpayer? 10p each through the letterbox?

    Lies.lies.more lies.

    Ed must demand an enquiry about this.


  23. 38
    Karl Marx says:

    I lived at other people’s expense. Why shoudn’t my disciples?


  24. 41
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Is it true Andy Burnham is a rent boy?


  25. 42

    What will see do? The old trick of sending a cheque to HMRC who can only credit it to her account meaning that she has to pay less income tax etc in the future? So she still keeps the money.

    When you inspire that chasing money is the right way to go then you will get people doing exactly that. Human nature takes over.


  26. 44
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Despite promises to clean up Parliament, Dave the Wuss has done little, the law has to be applied equally to everyone. It is patently not so.


  27. 47
    My Piggy Bank is empty says:

    I have just smashed myself on the floor in sympathy…..


  28. 48
    Scrounging meddling fuds allowed says:

    Shameless troughers!


  29. 49
    LEAVING Edinburgh says:

    Parasites. The whole lot of them. Disgraceful!


  30. 50
    scusemeq says:

    As always they only do anything about when its too late ie when theyve been caught!


  31. 51
    Brown out and pay me damages. I want move on says:



  32. 53
    BBC says:

    We will not cover it, it’s not happening.


  33. 54
    Beast says:

    She doesnt have to give us our money back but is
    Whats wrong with that?


  34. 56
    keredybretsa says:

    Another Dishonourable whatsinnitforme trougher hopefully to bite the dust soon. Or she will find a new expenses fiddle. Close one door and the next door opens.
    She’s sorry, in fact she’s so f–king sorry she forgot to say how f–king sorry she isn’t!!!


  35. 57
    dunstall says:

    Rachman had nothing on these f……. I wonder what her mentor Alice Mahon thinks no doubt in the true spirit of socialist forgivness will support her at the next general election


  36. 62
    Henry VIII says:

    Who would have thought that being a socialist was so profitable ?


  37. 64
    fondlebum the third says:

    The easy lie, she will never, never, ever do that.


  38. 65
    UKIP convert says:

    Seems like a number of HoC Piggies & Fat Serial Pigs from across all three

    of the main troughers political parties will be saying an enforced goodbye in

    next GE and possible even earlier than 7th May ’15, judging by the way

    CMDDD is not performing….

    We all sincerely say Thanks Dave & really appreciate your aloof out of touch

    efforts, & please only keep going in this direction.


  39. 69
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  40. 70
    Halifax voters says:

    Yes we do. Get rid of the corrupt slapper.


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