Apsana Begum’s Trial for Housing Fraud Begins Today mdi-fullscreen

Apsana Begum’s trial for housing fraud begins this morning and is expected to last six to eight days. The Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse, who is facing 3 charges of fraud over her mysterious ability to leapfrog the 18,000-long waiting list for a council flat (despite having no children), “vigorously denies” the charges and pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court back in December. If she’s convicted, she faces losing her seat – the Socialist Workers’ Party has already announced it’ll stand a candidate if there’s a by-election…

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