Momentum founder exposed as 'filthy rich public school boy' with £1.5million ...

Jon Lansman worked on Jeremy Corbyn's successful 2015 campaign for the Labour Party leadership and subsequently founded the pro-Corbyn organisation, Momentum. Mr Lansman’s aim was to build a social movement supporting Mr Corbyn’s left-wing policy agenda – drawing inspiration from anti-austerity movements in Europe, including Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain. What Momentum became, though, is a group boasting 40,000 members paying a minimum of £3 per month that has put itself at the forefront of Labour’s push to win next week’s general election.

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In January 2018, Mr Lansman was also elected to the National Executive Committee – the governing body of the Labour Party.

Despite railing against the super rich and standing behind radical socialist policies, Mr Lansman lived in a luxury building and his family reportedly run a property company with links to a tax haven.

Like many of Mr Corbyn’s inner circle, Mr Lansman was educated at a private school, Highgate, where fees are currently £20,370 a year.

According to a 2017 report by the Daily Mail, in April 2015, the left-winger’s fashionable Shoreditch house was placed on the market.

ctp_video, autoplay_video, labour party, labour news, labour latest, jeremy corbyn, jeremy corbyn news, andrew murray, general election, general electJeremy Corby’s pal and Momentum founder Jon Lansman is a 'filthy rich public school boy' (Image: GETTY)

Mr Lansman was educated at a private school, Highgate, where fees are currently £20,370 a year.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Image: GETTY)

Priced at just over £1.5 million, pictures on the estate agent’s website showed the three-bedroom flat, which was decorated with modern art, had a glass staircase, Rayburn cooker range, brushed steel kitchen, roof terrace, ‘insulated pantry,’ basement art studio, and ‘a spectacular wine cellar with a 2,200 bottle capacity’.

In the living room, underneath a flat-screen TV, a large bust of Karl Marx could be seen.

Bookshelves were stacked with texts about Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, along with books by a political mentor, Tony Benn.

The house was reportedly bought by the pop star Emeli Sandé.

A friend of Mr Lansman told the

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