Labour MP Apsana Begum charged with housing fraud

Labour MP Apsana Begum is charged with housing fraud after questions arose over how she acquired her £300,000 Thames-side council flat in just six months Labour MP Apsana Begum, 30, has been charged with council housing fraud She's accused of three offences in relation to an Isle of Dogs flat in east London  MP denied wrongdoing or existence of a probe and said housing was a 'lifeline'

By Milly Vincent For Mailonline

Published: 02:22 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 02:22 GMT, 29 October 2020

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Labour MP Apsana Begum has been charged with housing fraud after questions arose over how she acquired her London council flat.

A close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, Ms Begum, 30, has been accused of three offences in relation to the £300,000 one-bed Isle of Dogs flat in east London, reports The Sun. 

Ms Begum is due to appear in magistrates court on December 10 and potentially faces losing her seat in the House of Commons or time in prison.

Ms Begum, 30, has been accused of three offences in relation to the one-bed Isle of Dogs flat in east London

Ms Begum, 30, has been accused of three offences in relation to the one-bed Isle of Dogs flat in east London

The MP previously denied any wrongdoing or the existence of a probe, claiming that she was able to quickly find council housing due to the breakdown of her

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