New report highlights one in five MPs is a landlord

Richard Lionheart outside Parliament

With the buy-to-let market undergoing wholesale, politically-driven changes, it will come as an interesting anecdote to many, that one in five MPs is in fact a landlord.

Fresh analysis by Channel 4's FactCheck service reveals that 123 of the 650 MPs in the House of Commons (18.9%) earn additional money by renting out properties, including houses, flats, farms, holiday cottages and shops.

Laura Pidcock MP told the press: “I think that anyone who is a landlord should not be able to vote on legislation affecting landlords, it is a complete conflict of interest.

The people of Grenfell Tower have had their concerns repeatedly ignored and it is part of our long history as working class people to have our concerns ignored.

Almost all of the main parties have landlord MPs among their ranks, according to the latest declarations.

The full list of MPs who have made rental income declarations:

Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove) – Conservative
Sajid Javid is the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whose department was responsible for delivering the recent Housing white paper “Fixing our broken housing market”.

Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth) – Conservative (former housing minister, 2014-2016)
Mark Prisk (Hertford and Stortford) – Conservative (former housing minister Sept 2012 – Oct 2013)

However, neither the previous Housing minister Gavin Barwell (2016-2017), nor Alok Sharma who is currently in the role are amongst the other MPs on the list:

Nigel Adams (Selby and Ainsty) – Conservative
Peter Aldous (Waveney) – Conservative
Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow) – Labour
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey) – Conservative
Victoria Atkins (Louth and Horncastle) – Conservative
Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West) – Labour
John Baron (Basildon and Billericay) – Conservative
Richard Benyon (Newbury) – Conservative
John Bercow (Buckingham) – Speaker
Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen) – Conservative
Clive Betts (Sheffield South East) – Labour
Bob Blackman (Harrow East) – Conservative
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham) – Labour
Lyn Brown (West Ham) – Labour
Fiona Bruce (Congleton) – Conservative
Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth) – Labour
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan) – Conservative
Dr Lisa Cameron (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) – SNP
Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) – Conservative
Jo Churchill (Bury St Edmunds) – Conservative
Colin Clark (Gordon) – Conservative
James Cleverly (Braintree) – Conservative
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) – Conservative
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley) – Labour
Damian Collins (Folkestone and Hythe) – Conservative
Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire) – Conservative
Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon) – Conservative
Sir David Crausby (Bolton North East) – Labour
Glyn Davies (Montgomeryshire) – Conservative
Philip Davies (Shipley) – Conservative
Geraint Davies (Swansea West) – Labour
Richard Drax (South Dorset) – Conservative
Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton) – Conservative
Philip Dunne (Ludlow) – Conservative
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central) – Labour
George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth) – Conservative
Vicky Ford (Chelmsford) – Conservative
Dr Liam Fox (North Somerset) – Conservative
Lucy Frazer (South East Cambridgeshire) – Conservative
Mark Garnier (Wyre Forest) – Conservative
Stephen Gethins (North East Fife) – SNP
John Glen (Salisbury) – Conservative
Robert Goodwill (Scarborough and Whitby) – Conservative
Helen Grant (Maidstone and The Weald) – Conservative
James Gray (North Wiltshire) – Conservative
Chris Grayling (Epsom and Ewell) – Conservative
Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield) – Conservative
Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge) – Conservative
Richard Harrington (Watford) – Conservative
James Heappey (Wells) – Conservative

This information should not be interpreted as financial advice. Mortgage and loan rates are subject to change.

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